NOAA-14 Array Slew August 21, 2003

11:24 AM
Subject: NOAA-14 Array Slew August 21, 2003
To: "_NESDIS.OSDPD.IPD.Level-1B.notices" ,

The solar array offset on NOAA-14 will be changed from -45 degrees
to -55 degrees

Date/Time(UTC) Message Issued:
8/19/2003 - 11:00am

Satellite(s) Involved:

Instrument(s) Involved:
All instruments

Product(s) Involved/Affected:
All Products/decrease charge currents and possible thermal profile

Date/Time(UTC) of Initial Implementation:
8/21/2003 - 1338Z - Wlps Rev #44546

Details/Specifics of Change:
On August 21, SOCC is planning to change the solar array offset from
-45 to -55 degrees. NOAA-14 has recently entered full sun. Because the
battery charges are no longer drawing significant current, excess power
is being generated by the solar array. This array movement is to reduce
the excess power generation, so as to reduce operational stress on the
power dissipation shunts. NOAA-14 will remain in full sun until April
of 2004.

Contact Person(s) Name/Email/Phone Number for Questions: ext. 117 or ext. 124

Web site(s) that contain other relevant information (where applicable): - History of level 1B
notices - All user notices - SOCC polar satellites status - SOCC morning reports


Sam Patterson

Sam Patterson

Additional Information:
Last Name Patterson
First Name Sam