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Impaired GOES-West Satellite Returns to Service

Impaired GOES-West Satellite Returns to Service The GOES-West weather satellite has returned to service after being down yesterday due to an anomaly. Initially known as GOES-17, and GOES-S before that, an on-board computer reset triggered by the satellite forced it into a safe-hold mode at 1:37 am ET yesterday. In this phase, all of GOES-17’s instruments were automatically turned off. This morning, NOAA announced that GOES-17 is out of safe-hold mode and that engineers expect its six instruments to return to normal operations soon.   More

(Source: Weatherboy - Jul 24)

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