NOAA Temporarily Replaces Broken GOES-13 Satellite
[Satellite TODAY 10-01-12] The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration temporarily substituted the non-functional (NOAA) GOES-13 weather satellite with the backup GOES-14 satellite as engineers work to fix the satellite’s issues, NOAA announced Oct. 1.
"GOES-13 is still transmitting data. GOES-14 data is being relayed via GOES-13 so that users do not have to repoint antennae. Meanwhile, engineers are working to repair the problems with the GOES-13 imager and sounder data,” NOAA said in an official statement.