Metop-2/A,All Instruments, NOAA Declaring Metop Operational, 21 May 2007- Issued: 16 May 2007; 2115 UTC

Metop-2/A will be declared operational

Date/Time(UTC) Message Issued:
16 May 2007, 2115 UTC

Satellite(s) Involved:

Instrument(s) Involved:
All Instruments

Product(s) Involved/Affected:
All Products

Date/Time(UTC) of Initial Implementation:
21 May 2007, 0000 UTC

Details/Specifics of Change:

NOAA has issued the attached directive announcing that the Metop-2/A satellite will become the primary morning satellite replacing NOAA-17 on May 21, 2007. Current support for NOAA-17 will continue for a period of time as requested by the user community. The first scheduled Metop HRPT pass will happen on Tuesday, May 22, from the Wallops CDA station, orbit 3045 at 0026 UTC. No FRAC passes will be reflected in the NOAA data pass schedules, only HRPT from WI and GC (Wallops and Gilmore Creek). Please read the attached directive carefully so that you have a complete understanding of future constellation support.

Contact Person(s) Name/Email/Phone Number for Questions:
Emily Harrod 301-817-3882 - IPD operations
Renee Smith-Dearing 301-817-4117 - SOCC operations

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

* Emily D. Harrod
* Computer Operations Branch
* Pre-Product Processing Group
* E/SP11, NSOF, room 1460
* 4231 Suitland Road
* Suitland, Maryland 20746-4304
* voice 301-817-3882
* fax 301-817-3902
* email

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