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GOES-16 is to replace GOES-E or GOES-W. Which would you chose?

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JayF

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NOAA has stated that the new GOES-16 will become either GOES-E or GOES-W by November. Which one would you rather see GOES-16 replace?
 

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Which is older? Didn't one of them blank out a few months ago?
 

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Which is older? Didn't one of them blank out a few months ago?
I will go back and look at the slides when they make them available. They had that information in there. They are also slated to put more GOES satellites in orbit. The next one will be going up in 2018.
 

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According to Wikipedia, GOES-E was launched in May of 2006 while GOES-W was launched in March 2010.
 

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GOES-13 was previously out of service, from 22 May to 9 June 2013, due to technical difficulties following a micrometeoroid collision.[2] It is designated GOES-East and is currently located at 75°W. It provides most of the U.S. weather information.[12]

Taken from Wikipedia
 

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GOES-E captures more severe weather I'd think so that's the one I'd rather it replaced.
 

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