Administrative, NOAA-17 MIRP Rephase Function - Status Update, Issued: 4 May 2010 1930 UTC

NOAA-17 MIRP Rephase Function - Status Update

Date/Time Issued:
4 May 2010, 1930 UTC

Product(s) or Data Impacted:

Date/Time of Initial Impact:
12 February 2010

Date/Time of Expected End:

Length of Event:

Impacts on Users and Significance:
Possible major impact

Details/Specifics of Change:
This is a status update involving the NOAA-17 MIRP rephase function.

The NOAA-17 MIRP rephase function was disabled on 9 March 9 2010 and it is still disabled. Since 3 May 2010, the behavior of NOAA-17 AVHRR scan motor has improved by itself, though it is not as good as hoped. Currently, the “bar code” noise effect is not present in the data. Users should get benefit from the improved data quality. Keep in mind, however, that it is not clear how long this improvement will last.

Contact Information for Further Information:
ESPC Operations Crew Leader at and 301-817-3880