NOAA-14, All Instruments, End of Life Test, TBD - Issued:19 September 2005; 1415 UTC

End of Life test for MSU instrument

*Date/Time(UTC) Message Issued:*
19 September 2005, 1415 UTC

*Satellite(s) Involved:*

*Instrument(s) Involved:*
All active Instruments

*Product(s) Involved/Affected:*
All remaining products

*Date/Time(UTC) of Initial Implementation:*

*Details/Specifics of Change:*
Office of Research and Applications has requested that an end of life
pitch maneuver be performed on NOAA 14 in order to characterize the side
lobes and any asymmetry of the MSU. The MSU should be in normal scan
mode while this takes place. The MSU should view space for about fifteen
minutes. This needs to be done while OSDPD still had the capability of
ingesting data from NOAA 14. Data from this maneuver will help
characterize the instrument and assist in refining the long-term MSU
temperature time series.

If this test is performed, it will last for approximately one orbit
after which the spacecraft will be returned to its normal earth viewing
position. If possible, the test will be performed either during the
last week in September or first week in October. Users will be notified
when a date and time are set.

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