Category Archives: NOAA GOES

GOES 12 (GOES South-America) Decommissioning

On August 16, 2013 NOAA will decommission the GOES-12 satellite, as it has exhausted its fuel and reached its operable end of life.  EMWIN, LRIT, and other broadcast services will of course continue on GOES East and GOES West.   Imager data from GOES 12 will no be replaced.

GOES 12 replaced GOES 10 in the GOES South America position.  Both satellites were given a second mission at the end of their primary GOES missions.  As contributions to GEOSS in the Americas, these satellites allowed South American partners to receive more frequent imager data, thereby helping to improve regional operations and products.