NOAA’s GOES-16 and GOES-17 caught the launch in Cape Canaveral from more than 22,300 miles away.
The imagery, shared by NOAA, shows the GeoColor imagery from space.
GOES-16 was known as GOES-R before reaching orbit. It was the first of four in the GOES-R series. The series includes four weather satellites: GOES-16, GOES-17, GOES-T and GOES-U.
This series is a joint effort between NOAA and NASA to develop, launch and operate weather satellites. NOAA manages GOES satellites, and NASA oversees the acquisition of the spacecraft and instruments.
Once GOES-T becomes operational, it will keep an eye on the western U.S., Alaska and Hawaii.