NOAA’s GOES-S weather satellite, the latest in a series of meteorological observatories dating back to 1975, lifted off Thursday from Cape Canaveral aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket.
The 197-foot-tall (60-meter) rocket launched at 5:02 p.m. EST (2202 GMT) from Cape Canaveral’s Complex 41 launch pad, and headed east atop 2.1 million pounds of thrust from its RD-180 main engine and four solid rocket boosters.
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