Nasa daily picture for March 01: 'Twas the Night Before Launch

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The sun sets on Feb. 28, 2018, behind NOAA's GOES-S satellite.

The Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES-S) satellite sits on the launch pad at Space Launch Complex 41, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, backdropped by the setting Sun on Feb. 28, 2018. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA's) GOES-S is slated to lift off on March 1 aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket, during a two-hour launch window beginning at 5:02 p.m. EST.

The GOES-S satellite is the second in a series of advanced geostationary weather satellites, designed to significantly improve the detection and observation of environmental phenomena that directly affect public safety, protection of property and the nation's economic health and prosperity.

Image Credit: NASA/Chris Giersch



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