From: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Posted: Monday, June 30, 2003
All DMSP operations were nominal over the past 72 hours.
All POES operations were nominal over the past 72 hours.
At 1410z on June 27, a GOES-11 magnetic torquer #1 and #2 interaction test was conducted. This test will be repeated today due to elevated solar activity on Friday.
At 0132z on June 29, a GOES-12 imager frame break was observed and attributed to high BER (thunderstorms)
At 0002z on June 30, a GOES-9 imager frame break was observed and attributed to RFI (potential radiosonde interference).
GOES-11 will execute an east/west maneuver today to eliminate residual drift from the annual inclination change maneuver from last week. Tomorrow night, GOES-11 will be returned to Z-Axis precession storage mode, where it will stay until next summer.
GOES-8 continues its westward drift at 1.06 deg/day. The drift table with the estimated current position can be found at http://www.oso.noaa.gov/goes/GOES-8_Drift_Table.txt.
All GOES operations were nominal over the past 72 hours.
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