Liftoff for a Delta IV Medium+ (4,2) after its launch tower



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Description KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. – Flames and smoke billow out from under the Boeing Delta IV rocket at liftoff, carrying the GOES-N satellite. Liftoff from Launch Complex 37 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station was on time at 6:11 p.m. EDT. GOES-N is the latest in the Earth-monitoring series of Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites developed by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. By maintaining a stationary orbit, hovering over one position on the Earth's surface, GOES will be able to provide a constant vigil for the atmospheric "triggers" for severe weather conditions such as tornadoes, flash floods, hail storms and hurricanes.
Date 24 May 2006(2006-05-24)
Source http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=28772
Author NASA/Tim Terry
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