Wednesday, December 07, 2011

NOAA activates GOES-15 satellite; deactivates GOES-11 after nearly 12 years in orbit | SpaceRef - Your Space Reference

NOAA activates GOES-15 satellite; deactivates GOES-11 after nearly 12 years in orbit SpaceRef - Your Space Reference:

For 12 years, GOES-11, one of NOAA's geostationary satellites, tracked weather and severe storms that impacted the U.S. West Coast, Hawaii and the Pacific region. Today, NOAA began the process to deactivate the satellite, which is approaching the end of its useful life, and replace it with a new, more advanced spacecraft.

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