According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration of the United States (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration — NOAA) to 23 March 2012 is not receiving data from the satellite's main working groups of devices GOES, GOES-15, which is currently the main source of global data on solar flares.
According to incoming reports unplanned unit went into safe mode (Safe mode) which reduces to a minimum energy consumption on board and off most of the load — scientific equipment. Attempts to bring the device out of this state is not lead to success. Time of return to work in the device is not currently defined. The ongoing work on the machine can be found on page http://www.ssd.noaa.gov. Apparatus GOES-15 (also known as GOES-P) is the newest satellite constellation GOES, operating in Earth orbit in 1974.
The device was launched on March 4, 2010 with a planned service life — 10 years. Starting next unit grouping, GOES-R, scheduled for 2015.