NOAA GOES-13 satellite becomes first ever to recover from a micrometeoroid impact

Watts Up With That?

I had been watching this, as my own weather imaging business was affected by it, and I wanted to wait to see if the fix held before writing about it. It has, and here’s the story from NOAA/NESDIS:

NOAA returns a healthy GOES-13 to normal operations as GOES-East

(June 10th) 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.

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