From: China National Space Administration
Posted: Tuesday, March 4, 2003
As mentioned yesterday, OPS49 SCP2 was placed in Precision monitor mode (SCCR 49-095) on rev 16644 from POGO-C at 1432z. .
DMSP operations were nominal over the past 24 hours.
POES operations were nominal over the past 24 hours.
Between 1646z and 1715z on March 3, expected (seasonal) solar RFI impacted GOES-8 images/soundings at 1646z, 1701z, 1709z and 1715z. Additional GOES-10 solar RFI impacts were observed in the 2135z time frame.
Eclipse operations for all spacecraft continue. Eclipse schedules for GOES-8 and GOES-10 (which can be used to track the day-to-day image deletions due to KOZ and eclipse) can be found at: http://www.oso.noaa.gov/goes/koz-eclipse/koz-eclipse.htm
GOES-12 remains in a test phase, in normal on-orbit mode, drifting at an eastward rate of ~0.33 degrees per day toward the GOES-East position where it will replace GOES-8 in April. Routine SXI imaging is proceeding along with SXI test exposures.
GOES-9 is currently at approximately 166.9 W drifting at a westward rate of ~0.75 degrees per day toward 155 E longitude where it will support the GMS-5 replacement mission in April.
GOES operations were nominal over the past 24 hours.
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