The new generation of GOES-16 satellite has four times higher resolution and camera that can more quickly send images.
This satellite should bring a real revolution in weather forecasting. The first satellite in the new generation already sends precise photos of the Earth in high resolution, which will significantly help meteorologists in forecasting. The speed of sending photos we can thank the new instrument ABI that every 15 minutes can send a photo of the whole Hemisphere, and every five minutes the photo of the United States. Photos of bed weather conditions can be taken every 30 seconds. Photo of the entire Western Hemisphere contains fascinating details while another photo above the Pacific shows details on the moon.
The satellite was launched in November 2016., and soon will join him another four satellites that will monitor weather conditions and changes in the atmosphere.