NASA and NOAA are working on a new satellite system which will be launched in late 2015 for the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-R Series (GOES-R). GOES-R, part of a scientific collaboration between NASA and NOAA, will be the next generation of geostationary weather satellites.
People still talk about the launch. It was the first – and so far, only – time NASA has launched five satellites at one time. Carefully balanced inside a Delta II rocket, the five THEMIS (short for Timed History of Events and Macroscale Interactions during Substorms) spacecraft were launched into space from Cape Canaveral at 6:01 p.m. ET on February 17, 2007. The spacecraft were nestled in a ring shape, four around the outside and one on a middle pedestal.