NOAA-17 Primary Morning Satellite; NOAA-14 STIP Support , 1 and 8 October 2002 Issued: 8 October 2002; 1730 UTC

NOAA-17 Primary Morning Satellite; NOAA-14 STIP Support

Date/Time(UTC) Message Issued:
8 October 2002 1730 UTC

Satellite(s) Involved:
NOAA-17 and 14

Instrument(s) Involved:

Product(s) Involved/Affected:

Date/Time(UTC) of Initial Implementation:
1 October 2002 1653 UTC - NOAA-17 primary morning
8 October 2002 0000 UTC - NOAA-14 switch to STIP mode

Details/Specifics of Change:
On October 1, the Office of Systems Development in coordination with other
NESDIS offices and data centers, issued a memo declaring NOAA-17 as the
primary morning satellite in the POES constellation having priority over
NOAA-15 in the event of any resource conflicts in the system. All
instruments and services are operational. On October 8, Local Area Coverage
(LAC) data scheduling began.

Also on October 8, NOAA-14 was placed in STIP record mode at 000010Z. The
stored data will be downloaded 4 times a day. No GAC or HIRS data will be
provided. All other data will be processed into level 1Bs as the data
becomes available. HRPT data processing will continue.

The last GAC orbit processed was:

The first STIP data received was:

Level 1B data set names will correspond to the STIP naming convention where
the "X" becomes an "S" such as NSS.MSUX.NJ.... becomes NSS.MSUS.NJ....

Contact Person(s) Name/Email/Phone Number for Questions:
Emily D. Harrod/ ext 117

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