- Press Release
- August 16, 2022
NASA Y2K STATUS REPORT FOR MIDNIGHT EST
This is the NASA Y2K Status Report for midnight EST, Dec. 31, 1999 (0500
Jan. 1, 2000 UTC):
The Agency continues to be “green”, with no major incidents affecting
–Flight controllers continue to make contact with NASA spacecraft
according to previously planned schedules. The Goddard Space Flight Center
reported planned contacts with 11 missions: Landsat 7, the Hubble Space
Telescope, the Compton Gamma Ray Observatory, the Far Ultraviolet Spectroscopic
Explorer (FUSE), the Earth Radiation Budget Satellite (ERBS), the X-ray Timing
Explorer (XTE), the Extreme Ultraviolet Explorer (EUVE), the Upper Atmosphere
Research Satellite (UARS), the Total Ozone Mapping Spectrometer-Earth Probe
(TOMS-EP), the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) and the Transition
Region and Coronal Explorer (TRACE). The spacecraft and related communications
systems are functioning without incident. Remaining NASA spacecraft, which have
been configured so as not to require commanding over the Y2K transition, will be
contacted by controllers over the next several days.
— The next NASA Y2K status report is scheduled after the transition of
Pacific Standard Time (3 a.m. EST).
Repeating the NASA Y2K status report for rollover of Greenwich Mean Time
(also known as Universal Time, occurring at 7 p.m. EST):
— All NASA systems linked to GMT appear to have made the transition to Y2K
successfully. No anomalies have been reported. These systems including the Deep
Space Network and tracking stations in Guam, Chile, Alaska, Australia, Madrid
and Norway. They also include ground stations in New Mexico for NASA’s Tracking
and Data Relay Satellite System, which provides tracking, command and data
capabilities for the International Space Station, Hubble Space Telescope, Terra
satellite and other spacecraft.
— NASA’s Ames Research Center reports that NASA’s Internet name server —
one of eight such computers that provide fundamental traffic routing on the
Internet — made the transition to Y2K at midnight UTC.
–All NASA systems based in countries that have reached local midnight have
made the transition without incident.
— NASA’s team in Moscow reports that the International Space Station
Mission Mission Control Center there has experienced no problems.