NOAA swaps out weather satellite
Posted on 08 December 2011
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. NOAA has now begun the process to deactivate the satellite, which is approaching the end of its useful life, and replace it with a new, more advanced spacecraft.
“With its steady eye on dangerous weather conditions, GOES-11 served America well, providing the critical images and atmospheric measurements NOAA meteorologists needed to produce life-saving forecasts,” said Mary Kicza, assistant administrator for NOAA’s Satellite and Information Service.
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