An instrument that will give forecasters better data about world weather systems is ready to go into the satellite that will take it into orbit,
The Advanced Baseline Imager will be the primary sensor on the new generation Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite, GOES-R, the agency reported Thursday.
The ABI instrument on the
It will aid in forecasting severe weather, volcanic ash advisories, fire and smoke and other hazards, they said.
The first satellite in the GOES-R Series, being built by Lockheed, is currently scheduled for launch in early 2016,
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