NOAA-14,All Instruments, Notification of NOAA-14 Decommissioning, 23 May 2007- Issued: 16 May 2007; 2200 UTC

Notification of NOAA-14 Decommissioning

Date/Time(UTC) Message Issued:
16 May 2007, 2200 UTC

Satellite(s) Involved:

Instrument(s) Involved:
All Instruments

Product(s) Involved/Affected:
All Products

Date/Time(UTC) of Initial Implementation:
23 May 2007, 1444 UTC

Details/Specifics of Change:

SOCC has announced the following:
Following more than 13 years of service NOAA-14 (NOAA-J) will be decommissioned on 23 May 2007 (JD143). The decommissioning will occur during a contact that starts at 14:44 UTC (10:44 a.m. east coast local).

NOAA-14 was launched on 30 Dec 1994 with an original LTAN of 1330. Its current LTAN is now 2134. The spacecraft engineering team in the Office of Satellite Operations was granted approval from NESDIS headquarters to proceed with plans to decommission the spacecraft after evaluating its health and ability to provide meaningful data to the scientific and weather community. Please visit the website: for history and anomaly events for NOAA-14.

Contact Person(s) Name/Email/Phone Number for Questions:
Emily Harrod 301-817-3882 - IPD operations
Renee Smith-Dearing 301-817-4117 - SOCC operations

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

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