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NOAA 15 DCS Subsystem Summary

Component Description Status
ANTENNAData Collection Subsystem - UHF Collection AntennaGreen
DPUData Collection Subsystem - Data Processing UnitGreen
DRUData Recovery UnitGreen
PCUData Collection Subsystem Power and Command UnitGreen
RECEIVERData Collection Subsystem Receiver and Search UnitGreen
RPUReceiver and Power UnitGreen
SPUSignal Processing UnitGreen

Subsystem History:

Date Time Component Description
07/30/201417:04:59 Enable DCS pseudo message generation
05/13/199816:24:00PCUOn Orbit
05/13/199816:24:00RECEIVEROn Orbit
05/13/199816:24:00DPUOn Orbit
05/13/199816:24:00ANTENNAOn Orbit
05/13/199816:24:00DRUOn Orbit
05/13/199816:24:00RPUOn Orbit
05/13/199816:24:00SPUOn Orbit