GOES-9 was lent to JMA since the previous MTSAT satellite was lost/destroyed shortly after its launch in November 1999. Now that MTSAT-1R is operational it has taken over the scanning over the Pacific. GOES-9 has had known calibration issues, and is running out of fuel. Because of this and because MTSAT-1R is now operational, GOES-9 has been discontinued and is no longer providing data.
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