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23 March 2012
GOES West Satellite Stops Sending Images
One of the two main geostationary weather satellites (GOES 15) stopped sending images yesterday and caused NOAA satellite technicians to scramble to troubleshoot. Late word this evening is that progress was being made, but images will likely not resume until Friday at the earliest. This GOES was launched in March of 2010, so it is still quite new. The GOES EAST satellite was put into a mode to take …