NOAA – the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration – has recently added a new star to the team of geo-synchronous weather satellites, GOES-R (GOES-16). GOES-16 is not just another satellite or just another version of the now so well known GOES series of weather satellites; it represents an entirely new paradigm of weather satellites. Probably the best analogy would be the new paradigm that the Tesla Motors cars represent vs. the line of self-propelled vehicles, starting with the Model T Ford, or what your iPhone camera represents vs. the once popular Polaroid cameras. The image below, courtesy of NOAA and NASA, shows the difference in image quality between the new GOES-16 and the until now used GOES-13.
It's about clarity, accuracy, resolution. It also provides new ability for closeups and fly-over, like is seen using ChyronHego's Metacast (below)