My guess is with the older sats, that they take so long to design/build that by the time they were launched…the technology had advanced so much. The newest Goes16 which was just launched in the fall…is now operating…just not available to all of us yet… You can see some of the stuff here:
It can do a bunch more stuff and should be awesome when severe weather season gets under way…
Looks like it has 1 min *updates every min" infrared imagery… in some scan mode for severe weather it can u pdate every 30 seconds
One more…this is the 30 second view…this will be awesome when these bad boys start firing over the plains in a month.