Boeing Delta IV Rocket

- Image ID: HRH6FN
Science History Images / Alamy Stock Photo
Image ID: HRH6FN
Kennedy Space Center, Florida. At the Boeing Delta Operations Center, the Delta IV second stage is moved to a test stand. Nozzles will be installed and a deployment test will follow. The Delta IV rocket will be used for the launching of the GOES-N weather satellite for NASA and NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). The first in a series of three advanced weather satellites including GOES-O and GOES-P, the GOES-N will provide continuous monitoring necessary for intensive data analysis. It will provide a constant vigil for the atmospheric triggers of severe weather conditions such as tornadoes, flash floods, hail storms and hurricanes. When these conditions develop, GOES-N will be able to monitor storm development and track their movements.