A new weather satellite roars into orbit, promising faster and better forecasts of extreme weather like hurricanes

The NOAA-20 satellite was to be the first of four, but the Trump Administration has sought to delay and massively cut the program

In the early morning hours of Saturday, Nov. 18th, a Delta  II rocket roared to life and propelled the newest U.S. weather satellite into orbit on a column of fire that lit up the nighttime sky of coastal California.

The NOAA-20 satellite is now circling the globe 14 times a day, orbiting from pole to pole at about 520 miles above the surface. It is equipped w

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