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Goes 10

Was named Goes K before launch


Designation 24786 / 97019A
Launch date 25 April 1997
Country of origin United States
Mission Meteorology
Geostationary orbit see below
Launch vehicle Atlas Centaur #107

worth $220 million

The satellite has got a defect: it's solar arrays cannot rotate properly. The satellite had to be put upside down to maximize solar energy reception, thus inverting the reception images.


Begin End Position
L: 25 April 1997 Jul 1998 105°W (spare)
Sep 1998 Jun 2006 135°W (goes 9 replacement)
Dec 2006 Dec 2009 60°W (covers South America)

End of life

Out of service Dec 2009
Cause Lack of fuel, moved to the junk orbit.

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Technical data


Heard on 1676 & 1681.478 MHz

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