Topic: NOAA-15 AVHRR Global Image Outage

Date/Time Issued: April 13, 2018 1922 UTC

Product(s) or Data Impacted: AVHRR Imaging Products

Date/Time of Initial Impact: April 12, 2018 0000 UTC

Impacts on Users and Significance: AVHRR imaging products have been impacted.

Date/Time of Expected End: April 13, 2018 1130 UTC

Length of Outage: ~36 Hours

Details/Specifics of Change:

The N15 AVHRR global imaging became corrupted on April 12 at ~0000 UTC due to sync issues. This may be caused by erratic scan motor current due to loss of lubricant. The problem appears to have corrected itself, as the global image is no longer corrupted. The issue is still under investigation.

Contact Information for Further Information: ESPC Operations at at 301-817-3880 and/or other contacts as necessary

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