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Technicians check the alignment of the GOES-O satellite onto a special stand for loading of its oxidizer and hydrazine propellants.

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In the Astrotech payload processing facility in Titusville, Fla., technicians check the alignment of the GOES-O satellite onto a special stand for loading of its oxidizer and hydrazine propellants. The latest Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite, GOES-O was developed by NASA for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, or NOAA. The GOES satellites continuously provide observations of 60 percent of the Earth including the continental United States, providing weather monitoring and forecast operations as well as a continuous and reliable stream of environmental information and severe weather warnings. Once in orbit, GOES-O will be designated GOES-14, and NASA will provide on-orbit checkout and then transfer operational responsibility to NOAA. The GOES-O satellite is targeted to launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station's Launch Complex 37 no earlier than May 12 onboard a United Launch Alliance Delta IV expendable launch vehicle. Photo credit: NASA/Troy Cryder

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  • Title: Technicians check the alignment of the GOES-O satellite onto a special stand for loading of its oxidizer and hydrazine propellants.
  • Location: Cape Canaveral, FL
  • Owner: KSC
  • Album: cbabir
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