NOAA satellite GOES-J mounted on an Atlas Centaur rocket ready for launch.
Satellite was launched on May 23, 1995 and became GOES-9 when operational.
Image ID: spac0037, NOAA In Space Collection
Location: Florida, Cape Canaveral
Photo Date: 1995 May
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