Update on Terra MODIS

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Update on Terra MODIS

by OB.DAAC - SeanBailey » Tue Mar 01, 2016 1:20 pm America/New_York

Terra spacecraft entered safe mode at 14:33:17 GMT on 18 Feb 2016  (day 049) during an inclination adjustment maneuver. 
This caused the MODIS to enter safe mode as well with the nadir and the space-view doors closed. Terra MODIS was transitioned to science mode on 24 Feb 24 2016 (day 055). 
Though the data is currently being acquired and processed, users are advised to exercise caution in using the products in any application.
Products from period 2016-055 through 2016-058 might have been severely degraded due to abnormal operating temperature for the SWIR and LWIR FPA and hence products may not be usable in any application. Though the focal plane temperatures have reached the stable operating value as of day 060 some products may still have been impacted by the increased noise in some of the detectors in the thermal bands.
Users are requested to exercise caution in using the products until further notice.

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