GOES-18 Interleave Testing - Has ended. GOES-West data now supplied from operational GOES-17 satellite.
GOES-18 expected to become operational GOES-West in January 2023. See GOES-18 Interleave Testing for more information.
1 Dec 2022 - 19:22 EST
2 Dec 2022 - 00:22 UTC
GOES-West Mesoscale Images for Volusia County, FL - 29°N - 79°W*
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Flash Extent Density over Band 13
Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13
5 Oct 2022 - 16:29 UTC
During post-launch testing of the GOES-17 ABI instrument, an issue with the instrument's cooling system was discovered. The loop heat pipe (LHP) subsystem, which transfers heat from the ABI electronics to the radiator, is not operating at its designed capacity. The consequence of this is that the ABI detectors cannot be maintained at their intended temperatures under certain orbital conditions. This is preventing adequate cooling for some of the infrared (IR) channels on the instrument during parts of the night, leading to partial loss of ABI imagery. Learn more.
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