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The Nation : Satellite Back in Service

May 24, 1985

A $50-million weather satellite tumbling uselessly in space for nearly a year is back in working order thanks to a ground crew that refused to give up, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said. The NOAA 8 satellite, in a polar orbit 506 miles above Earth, should resume relaying data July 1, the agency said, with only one of its functions--a vertical profile of the atmosphere--remaining damaged.

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