#1: Commanding activities relatedto NOAA-20 VIIRS
Outgassing campaign have completed, however instrument internal
temperatures remain elevated so VIIRS data will be degraded.
On Svalbard Contact SVL 1650 AOS 15:21 UTC, N20
OMPS commanded to Operate mode and returned to nominal
On Svalbard Contact 1651, AOS 17:04 UTC, N20 VIIRS
DAS was loaded and VIIRS configured for nominal operations.
Instrument temperatures remain elevated and data will be
degraded until approximately March 18.
On Svalbard Contact 1651, AOS 17:04 UTC, N20 CERES
was commanded to Cross-Track mode and returned to nominal
Topic: NOAA-20 VIIRS Outgassing Activity Scheduled from
March 12, 2018 to March 14, 2018
Date/Time Issued: March 14, 2018 1957Z
Product(s) or Data Impacted: NOAA-20 VIIRS, CERES, and
OMPS Sensor Data
Date/Time of Initial Impact: March 12, 2018 1235Z
Date/Time of Expected End: March 14, 2018 2000Z
Length of Outage: See Details.
Details/Specifics of change:On March 12, 2018, NOAA-20
will start an Outgassing Activity to remove accumulated
water from the NOAA-20 VIIRS instrument. During this activity,
VIIRS will be in Outgassing Mode, CERES will be in SAFE mode,
and OMPS will be in decontamination mode. The end time of the
activity is approximate and an updated notice with exact times
will be issued later. Provided below are the planned outage
time periods for CERES, OMPS and VIIRS.
From March 12 2018
12:34Z to March 14, 2018 20:00Z, NOAA-20 CERES will be in SAFE
Mode and science data will not be available.
From March 12 2018 12:34Z to March 14, 2018 20:00Z, NOAA-20
OMPS will be in decontamination mode and science data will not
From March 12 2018 12:34:00 Z to March 14, 2018 20:00Z,
NOAA-20 VIIRS will be in Outgassing Mode and science data will
not be available. From March 14,2018until
March 16, 2018,the NOAA-20VIIRS infrared channels
are expected to be degraded.
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