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NOAA GOES SATOPS Morning Report June 30, 2003 Day 181

Status Report From: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Posted: Monday, June 30, 2003

DMSP

All DMSP operations were nominal over the past 72 hours.

POES

All POES operations were nominal over the past 72 hours.

GOES

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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