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WeatherNation Travels With The GOES-S Satellite

5 Dec 2017, 2:39 pm

On Monday, WeatherNation brought you an exclusive look at the next weather satellite to launch into space!

WeatherNation traveled from Colorado to Cape Canaveral, Florida with the GOES-S satellite.

Meteorologist Meredith Garofalo and Videographer Ben Strauss gave us a behind the scenes of what it takes to get the most advanced weather technology to the launchpad.

They started at Buckley Air Force Base in Colorado on Monday morning.

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Preparations were underway to make sure everything was in proper shape before leaving.

Every detail matters for the move

Every little detail matters as the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) #GOESS Satellite heads to it's final journey to NASA's Kennedy Space Center from Lockheed Martin & Buckley Air Force Base in #Colorado. #cowx #flwx

Posted by WeatherNation on Monday, December 4, 2017

Meredith gave us a behind the scenes look into the cockpit before taking off.

LIVE BEFORE TAKEOFF – Meredith Garofalo gives you a tour of the upper deck of the C-5 Galaxy

Posted by WeatherNation on Monday, December 4, 2017

After a several hour trip, they landed at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida.

GOES-S Satellite Lands at the Kennedy Space Station

They have landed! The NOAA Satellite and Information Service #GOESS satellite made it's final journey to NASA's Kennedy Space Center from Lockheed Martin & Buckley Air Force Base in #Colorado just moments ago.

Posted by WeatherNation on Monday, December 4, 2017

While they landed Monday evening, the real work started Tuesday morning.

Good Morning from NASA's Kennedy Space Center where we have exclusive coverage of NOAA Satellite and Information Service…

Posted by WeatherNation on Tuesday, December 5, 2017

GOES-S has officially been moved to Lockheed Martin Astrotech where it will undergo satellite processing and launch preparations for March 2018 at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center .‬

‪ON TO PROCESSING – NOAA Satellite and Information Service GOES-S has officially been moved to Lockheed Martin Astrotech where it will undergo satellite processing and launch preparations for March 2018 at NASA's Kennedy Space Center ‬

Posted by WeatherNation on Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Want to learn more about the GOES-S satellite? Check out our detailed story! 

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