Status Report

NOAA GOES SATOPS Morning Report 30 Nov 2000

By SpaceRef Editor
November 30, 2000
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No change in the status of the POES spacecraft.

SBUV OV re-testing began at approximately 0132z this morning and is
expected to run through 1132z tomorrow, December 1.  All events are
being commanded via the stored command table.

The NOAA-16 APT VTX2 transmitter will be cycled today in an attempt
to restore functionality.  The transmitter will first be turned on
over FCDAS during rev 991 at 1644z. The transmitter will be power cycled
in a warm condition during rev 992 / W at 1809z and, if necessary, the
RF switch will be cycled in an attempt to restore the APT function.

As part of the continuing effort to restore some AVHRR functionality,
the AVHRR was re-synchronized with the on-board information processor (MIRP)
yesterday during revs 13241 (1609z) and 13242 (1747z).  This morning
at 1409z, the MIRP was changed to external synch with rephasing disabled. 
NASA/GSFC and ITT engineers have recommended this configuration so that
synch delta values can continue to be collected without effecting other
payload data.  Data collection and evaluation efforts continue.

NOAA-16 rev 978 / W at 1819z on November 29: G4A short; Data not recorded
to IMUX.  78.7% of the expected data recovered. 100% of G4A was recovered
on Rev 979 / F at 2014z.

POES operations were nominal over the past 24 hours.


No change in the status of the DMSP spacecraft.

DMSP operations were nominal over the past 24 hours.


No change in the status of the GOES spacecraft.

At 1115z on Wednesday, November 29, a GOES-8 frame break was observed
and attributed to loss of signal synch.

At 1446z on Wednesday, November 29, multiple GOES-10 frame breaks were
observed and attributed to RFI due to an AWACS aircraft doing touch-and-goes
at NASA Wallops.

The next GOES-8 North-South Stationkeeping maneuver is planned for Tuesday,
December 12, with backup dates of Thursday, December 14, and Tuesday, December
19. The maneuver is planned to start at 1753z with a thruster firing duration
of 18 minutes and 15 seconds.

GOES-9 and GOES-11 remain in the Z-Axis Precession (ZAP) storage mode
at ~105 deg W.

GOES operations were nominal over the past 24 hours.



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