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GOES-12 (GOES-M) was launched July 23, 2001 from Cape Canaveral Air
Station. On Tuesday April 1, 2003 at approximately 1815 UTC, GOES-12
replaced GOES-8 as the operational GOES East Satellite.
The ... spacecraft will perform long term geostationary monitoring of
U.S. weather. GOES 12's mission is the monitoring of
hurricanes, severe thunderstorms, flash floods, and other severe weather
as well as providing short-term weather forecasting or nowcasting.
Combined with Doppler radar and automated surface weather stations,
real-time GOES data greatly aids 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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