Uh-oh, NOAA’s brand new weather satellite is already broken

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Remember that awesomely powerful new weather satellite that delivered this really cool lightning-tracking video earlier this week? Yeah, so, funny story, it might already be busted. In a bulletin released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the group explains how its brand new weather tracking tool, GOES-17, has developed a serious problem with its cooling system.

According to the bulletin, the satellite's cooling system "did not start up properly during the in-orbit checkout," and considering how vital the cooling system is to the overall function and longevity of the satellite that's a serious problem.

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