Weather satellite captured CO hail storm

GOES-R Weather satellite captures Colorado storm. COURTESY: NOAA

KUSA - NASA's GOES-R weather satellite, which launched last November, captured Monday's hail storm from space.

Video of the severe storm was posted on the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Twitter page. As of right now all the data posted, is preliminary, as the satellite undergoes testing.

GOES-R is designed to give forecasters a clearer sense of what the weather will do, as it unfolds. One new piece of technology is a lightning mapper, which will snap an image 200 times per second.

The Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-R Series or GOES-R is the most advanced U.S. civilian weather satellite every made.

RELATED: Colorado-built weather satellite set to launch

An Atlas V rocket built by Centennial-based United Launch Alliance blasted off from Florida's Cape Canaveral Air Force Station carrying the GOES-R satellite, built in Jefferson County by Lockheed Martin Space Systems Co.

 

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