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After Two Long Careers, QuikSCAT Rings Down the Curtain

12 October 2018

Launched in June 1999 for an intended two-year mission, NASA's SeaWinds scatterometer instrument on the QuikSCAT spacecraft was turned off on 2 October in accordance with its end-of-mission plan.

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Hurricane Michael

Image of category 4 Hurricane Michael, approaching the coast of Florida, from EUMETSAT's Metop-A polar orbiting satellite at 15:31 UTC on Tuesday, 10 October 2018.

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