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GOES-3 satellite decommissioned after linking Antarctica to the world for more than 20 years

Satellite provided telecommunications connection to NSF's Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station

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The University of Miami's 20-meter antenna

The University of Miami's 20-meter antenna at the Richmond Satellite Operations Center, which was used to communicate with the GOES-3.

Credit: Jen Fritz, University of Miami


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Loss of GOES-3 VHF signal as the satellite shut down on June 29, 2016

Loss of GOES-3 VHF signal at the Richmond Satellite Operations Center indicating shutdown of the VHF transmitter and telemetry off on June 29, 2016.

Credit: Hans Graber, University of Miami


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