The USA put the most powerful weather satellite into space. It will change how we predict and look at the weather. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said its $1 billion GOES-R satellite will take weather photos five times faster than other satellites, with four times higher image quality. The NOAA said: "Without a doubt, GOES-R will [change] weather forecasting." It will be like the difference between black and white TV and HD TV.
The new satellite will give real-time images. These will make us safer. Airline pilots will be able to stay away from turbulence. GOES-R will zoom in on weather events to get more detailed pictures. This will help to warn people and save lives and property. People will have better information about hurricanes, flooding, ash clouds, and more. The NOAA said: "It will give the weather as it's looking now rather than [what] happened 15 to 30 minutes ago."