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Atlas V- GOES-R- Rocket Launch

  • Dates November 4, 2016
  • Time TBD
  • Admission Free viewing from designated Public Viewing Areas
  • Location Cape Canaveral Air Force Station- Launch site SLC-41
  • Address Cape Canaveral Cape Canaveral, FL 32920

A United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket, designated AV-063, will launch GOES-R, the first next-generation geostationary weather satellite for NASA and NOAA. GOES-R will orbit 22,300 miles above the equator to monitor weather conditions across the United States. The rocket will fly in the 541 vehicle configuration with a five-meter fairing, four solid rocket boosters and a single-engine Centaur upper stage.

**Delayed from Mar. 11, Oct. 13**