NOAA-17, AMSU-A1 and A2 operational Status Update, 26 July 2002 - Issued: 26 July 2002; 2000 UTC

NOAA-17 Operational Status

Date/Time(UTC) Message Issued:
26 July 2002 2000 UTC

Satellite(s) Involved:

Instrument(s) Involved:
AMSU-A1 and A2

Product(s) Involved/Affected:
Level 1B and 1B*

Date/Time(UTC) of Initial Implementation:
26 July 2002

Details/Specifics of Change:
Information from the SOCC morning report: On Friday, July 26, the NOAA-17
AMSU-A1 and A2 will be configured for the final Space View Positions #1 and
#2 respectively. The instrument will remain in this configuration until the
final operational Space View Position is recommended by the users.
Additionally, the automatic Channel 3A/3B switching feature on the Advanced
Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR) was enabled on July 24. The
automatic switching of Channel 3 occurs at the day/night terminator with
Channel 3A, the 1.6 micron channel, selected during the daylight portion of
the orbit and Channel 3B, the 3.7 micron channel, selected during nighttime
portion of the orbit.

Web site(s) that contain other relevant information (where applicable): - SOCC morning reports - History of level 1B