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NOAA Statement on GOES-17 Outage

July 22, 2021

A team of experts aggressively continues to restore operations to NOAA’s GOES-17 satellite, after an 0n-board computer reset triggered the satellite to be placed into a safe-hold mode at 1:37 a.m. ET today.  In this phase, all of GOES-17’s instruments were automatically turned off.  

The engineering team is currently conducting the recovery process.  The next step is instrument reactivation and validation of the sensors. Once those are completed, the team will proceed with reinitiation of the data streams. 

The GOES-15 satellite is available as a backup if GOES-17 cannot be restored in a timely manner. 

NOAA will provide an update as new information becomes available.