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GOES-S Atlas V Launch
March 1 @ 5:01 AM ESTFree
A United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket, designated AV-079, will launch GOES-S, the second next-generation geostationary weather satellite for NASA and NOAA. GOES-S 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.
Launch time: 5:01 am EST (1001 GMT)