live BEGINNING AT 3:30Pm CT: nasa launch of the goes-s weather satellite

At 4:02 p.m. March 1, a two-hour launch window will open, during which the next-generation GOES-S satellite will launch from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.

GOES-S is the second in the GOES-R Series of weather satellites that includes GOES-R (now GOES-16), -S, -T and -U. The satellite will be renamed GOES-17 when it reaches geostationary orbit. Once the satellite is declared operational, late this year, it will occupy NOAA’s GOES-West position and provide faster, more accurate data for tracking wildfires, tropical cyclones, fog and other storm systems and hazards that threaten the western United States, including Hawaii and Alaska, Mexico, Central America and the Pacific Ocean, all the way to New Zealand