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NOAA weather satellite transferred to U.S. Air Force

19 September 2019

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A retired National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration geostationary weather satellite is being handed over to the U.S. Air Force to fill in a gap in the service's forecasting requirements.

NOAA spokesman John Leslie confirmed 19 September that the GOES-13 satellite, decommissioned by NOAA in 2018, is being transferred to the Air Force to operate at a new orbital location, which the agency did not disclose.

Source: SpaceNews

Image credit: NASA artist's concept - GOES-13, decommissioned by NOAA in early 2018, is being handed over to the U.S. Air Force and moving to a new location in geostationary orbit.

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