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18 June 2013
GOES 13 Weather Satellite Hit By Micrometeoroid
The GOES 13 weather satellite problem a couple pf weeks ago was apparently caused by tiny meteorite travelling several kilometers per second. From the National Environmental Satellite Data Information Service (NESDIS to we meteorologists): NOAA returns a healthy GOES-13 to normal operations as GOES-East June 10, 2013 GOES-13 Satellite–Artist’s Rendering NOAA today officially returned the GOES-13 spacecraft to normal operations, after tests showed a micrometeoroid, likely hit the arm for …