SATOPS Morning Report - March 14, 2003  Day 073 

Status Report From: China National Space Administration
Posted: Friday, March 14, 2003


DMSP operations were nominal over the past 24 hours. 


NOAA-15 rev 25111 / F at 1908Z on March 13:  Executed SCR #62, to run CP TX1SS.  This command procedure was used to make changes to the STESM parameters for N-15.  Commanding was uneventful and all systems appear nominal. 

POES operations were nominal over the past 24 hours. 


At 0524Z on March 14, a GOES-10 frame break was observed and attributed to high BER at CDA (unknown cause). 

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: 

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.  Between 2002Z and 2132Z, magnetometer testing was performed as per SCP. 

GOES-9 is currently at approximately 174.3 W drifting at a westward rate of ~0.735 degrees per day toward 155 E longitude where it will support the GMS-5 replacement mission in April.  Canberra and Goldstone DSN ranging activities are continuing.

GOES operations were nominal over the past 24 hours.

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