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Air Force Takes Over Decommissioned Weather Sat

September 23 2019


The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has handed over a decommissioned weather satellite to the U.S. Air Force, reports Space News. GOES-13 was decommissioned from the NOAA geostationary weather satellite fleet in 2018 after the launch of the GOES-16 and -17 space craft. GOES-13 served as the GOES-East satellite for seven years. Air Force officials began discussions to take over the satellite in 2017 to cover a gap in weather coverage over the Indian...

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