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NOAA returns a healthy GOES-13 to normal operations as GOES East
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Jun 10, 2013
NOAA returns a healthy GOES-13 to normal operations as GOES East

NOAA today officially returned the GOES-13 spacecraft to normal operations, after tests showed a micrometeoroid likely hit the arm for the solar array panel on May 22, knocking the spacecraft off its delicate, geostationary balance. The jolt caused GOES-13’s instruments to automatically shut down, and engineers put the satellite in a safe mode until they could analyze the problem. The team of engineers – from NOAA, NASA, Boeing and Exelis – determined the collision did not damage GOES-13’s instruments or the satellite itself. This image was taken by GOES East at 1745Z on June 10, 2013.

 
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