GOES 13 (EWS-G1)

GOES 13 was launched in 2006 and it became GOES East until being replaced by GOES 16 in 2017. It was put into orbital storage in 2018 as a spare in case there were any issues with either GOES East or West.

In early 2018 it was moved to a new location, redesignated as EWS-G1 and handed over first to the US Air Force and then to the US Space Force.

It has been fully operational since late 2020, covering and area including most of Africa, the Middle East, Asia and the Indian Ocean.

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