New satellite in orbit
In case you missed it, there was some big news in the weather this weekend. On Saturday, NASA launched the latest in a series of weather satellites, known as GOES-O. It will make some maneuvers before taking a "geostationary" position some 22,000 miles up above the earth's surface. Engineers will conduct about six months' worth of tests before the satellite is ready for use.Posted — Updated
The total cost of the GOES-O mission, including the launch: about half a billion dollars.