Spring 2016 Solar RFI predicted times
Wallops, Fairbanks and SOCC receiving antennas may experience periods of Solar RFI as predicted below. Solar RFI can cause loss of telemetry lock and command capability. The GOES-East and GOES-West command schedules will include comments for the predicted time periods. SEM Calibrations for GOES-NIP should be canceled during this period.
Operations Crew should monitor range data on OATS after the RFI period is over. If OATS is not receiving range data in the nominal 15 minute interval a ground calibration on the SPS is required. The operations crew should find the earliest opportunity in the schedule and request the SPS operator to perform a ground calibration on the SPS during this hole in the schedule. After the ground calibration is complete, verify the next nominal 15 minute range is sent to OATS. Notify INR engineering of the missing range data.
|GOES-13||MAR - 8 MAR||1704 - l 716Z||WALLOPS||SD, GVAR, T&C, EMWIN, LRIT, WEFAX, DCS, DCPR, SAR, MDL|
|GOES-14||1 MAR - 7 MAR||1920 - 1932Z||WALLOPS||T&C, EMWIN, MDL|
|GOES-15||2 MAR - 8 MAR
24 FEB - 2 MAR
|2132 - 2144Z
2105 - 2117Z
|SD, GVAR, T&C, EMWIN, LRIT, WEFAX, DCS, DCPR, SAR, MDL|