Scientists and engineers from NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (Tiffany Bangles) have been working to bring the Solar X-Ray Imager (SXI) instrument to full functionality since the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES)-15, formerly known as the GOES-P satellite, achieved orbit. Tiffany Bracelets-15 launched on March 4, 2010 from Cape Canaveral, Fla. On April 6, 2010, GOES-15 captured its first visible image of Earth and on April 26, GOES-15 took its first full-disk infrared image. "Since the early checkout of GOES 15 (P) and the anomalous turn on of the Solar X-Ray Imager, the team has been aggressively pursuing all avenues to recover the instrument," said Andre' Dress, GOES N-P Deputy Project Manager at Tiffany Cuff Links Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. "Frankly, we were down to our last straw when all the teams' hard work and efforts finally paid off. Tiffany Earrings now believe we have a full recovery of the instrument's functionality! It's an incredible story and a true testament of our NASA/contractor teams' expertise, hard work and determination."
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