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NOAA operates two GOES that monitor atmospheric, terrestrial, marine, and space weather. These satellites are placed into geostationary orbit above the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans. The first GOES (GOES-A) was launched in 1975.

Schmit, T. J., P. Griffith, M. M. Gunshor, J. M. Daniels, S. J. Goodman, and W. J. Lebair, 2017: A closer look at the ABI on the GOES-R series. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 98, 681–698, doi:10.1175/BAMS-D-15-00230.1.

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