All NOAA, HRPT, Update of Front End Processors, Implementation Date

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Subject: All NOAA, HRPT, Update of Front End Processors, Implementation Date
7 April 2005 - Issued: 7 April 2005, 2100
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Update of Front End Processors (ingestors)

Date/Time(UTC) Message Issued:
7 April 2005, 2100 UTC

Satellite(s) Involved:
All NOAA satellites

Instrument(s) Involved:

Product(s) Involved/Affected:
No impact

Date/Time(UTC) of Initial Implementation:
7 April 2005, 1900 UTC

Details/Specifics of Change:

On April 7, 2005 around 1900 UTC, NOAA NESDIS made a change in the Polar
data ingestors to prepare for NOAA-N and to correct some minor problems with
HRPT ingests. The NOAA-N change should be transparent to the user
community. It will enable NOAA NESDIS to ingest the new data on the current
ingestors after the NOAA-N launch. The corrections will also eliminate the
truncation of some of the longer HRPT ingests. This change will increase
the maximum size of an HRPT Level 1B data set by approximately 20 percent.

Contact Person(s) Name/Email/Phone Number for Questions:

Cathy Nichols 301-457-5245 ext 128
Emily Harrod 301-452-5247 ext 117

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

* Emily D. Harrod
* Computer Operations Branch
* Pre-Product Processing Group
* E/SP11, Federal Building #4, room 0318
* 5200 Auth Road
* Suitland, Maryland 20746-4304
* voice 301-457-5247 ext 117
* fax 301-457-5199
* email