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[Update 2011-12-12: GOES-15 replaced GOES-11 as the GOES-West operational spacecraft on 2011-12-06, Source: http://noaasis.noaa.gov/NOAASIS/ml/status.html
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GOES-11 ... (GOES-L) was launched May 3, 2000 from Cape Canaveral Air Station. The spacecraft will continue the long term geostationary monitoring of U.S. weather. The spacecraft will monitor hurricanes, severe thunderstorms, flash floods, and other severe weather as well as provide short-term weather forecasting or nowcasting. Combined with Doppler radar and automated surface weather stations, real-time GOES data will greatly aid weather foecasters in providing better warnings of severe weather.
NOAA's National Environmmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service will operate GOES. The instrument package includes a GOES I-M Imager and GOES I-M Sounder.
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