See our planet and the universe with other eyes, perhaps with the most advanced eyes of mechanical origin built by humans so far. The GOES-16 satellite, an advanced spacecraft built by NASA and launched into orbit, has managed to capture incredible images, truly amazing images that dazzle those who have had the ability to look at them for their high quality.
GOES-16 is a new version of scientific observation satellites that represents the next generation of geostationary satellites of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Its capabilities are amazing as it has the ability to provide a complete disk image of the Earth every 15 minutes and has the ability to target regional areas where the weather is severe; Hurricanes, forest fires, volcanic eruptions, or other high-impact environmental phenomena that occur as often as every 30 seconds. It is capable of covering Earth five times faster than the current generation of GOES images and has a fourfold spatial resolution, allowing meteorologists to more closely monitor atmospheric phenomena, observe smaller features and weather systems, predict more Accuracy in location and time periods phenomena in a more accurate and thorough.
The GOES-16 satellite has sent its first high resolution images of the Earth thanks to the Advanced Baseline Imager (ABI). These include an image of the entire Western Hemisphere disk that was captured on January 15, 2017 at 01.15 pm EST of 2017, created with several of ABI’s 16 spectral channels providing an example of the advanced satellite technology.
On these facts, the director of the NOAA National Meteorological Service “Louis W. Uccellini, Ph.D.” was pronounced as follows.
“The image is much more than a pretty picture, it is the future of weather observations and foresight.” He added “GOES-R was launched by NASA on November 19, 2016 at 6:42 p.m. EST from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida and was renamed GOES-16 when it reached orbit. It is now observing the planet from an equatorial view approaching 35.88837 km (22,300 miles) above the surface of the Earth and will send images over the next 40 years. “
In addition to representing a great leap in our way of knowing our planet, GOES-16 represents a great opportunity to predict and avoid some humanitarian disasters presented by the occurrence of natural phenomena, such as: Hurricanes. Sea level rise and desertification in some regions of the world.