USA has put into space world's most advanced and powerful weather satellite. Scientists say it will revolutionize how we predict weather and how we look at weather events. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said its $1 billion Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES-R) will take weather photographs five times faster than other satellites, and with four times higher image quality. NOAA said: "Without doubt, GOES-R will revolutionize weather forecasting as we know it." weather forecaster said difference in speed and quality of satellite's images is like the difference between old black and white TV pictures and today's HD televisions.
new satellite will give us powerful, real-time images and information. These will make the world safer place. Airline pilots will receive better data to stay away from turbulence. The satellite will be able to zoom in on severe weather events to get much more detailed and accurate pictures. This will help emergency services to warn people more quickly and reduce the costs to human life and property. People will have better information about hurricanes, tornadoes, flooding, volcanic ash clouds, and wildfires. scientist at the NOAA said: "It will give weather as it's looking now rather than the weather that happened 15 to 30 minutes ago." NOAA said weather forecasters couldn't wait to use it.