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NASA launches satellite for US to boost weather forecasts

MIAMI: A new US satellite that offers speedy, high-resolution images of storms and may save lives by making forecasts more accurate blasted off Thursday from a NASA launchpad. "Three, two, one and liftoff!" said a NASA commentator as the Atlas V rocket rumbled into the blue sky at 5:02 pm (2202 GMT) over Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, carrying the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-S (GOES-S). GOES-S is the latest in a series of advanced weather satellites owned by the National Oceanic and…