Faster fore­caster

Popular Science - - AEROSPACE -

Storms de­velop fast and ev­ery minute can mat­ter, so the GOES-16 satel­lite scans high-risk ar­eas ev­ery 30 sec­onds. Five times speed­ier than prior sats, it gath­ers light­ning-flash data and other in­for­ma­tion that fore­cast­ers haven’t had be­fore.

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