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SeaWiFS Status Update

Posted: Wed Jul 02, 2008 3:34 pm America/New_York
by OB.DAAC - SeanBailey
Good afternoon,
As many of you have probably noticed, our collection of SeaWiFS data
has been anything but routine ever since the first of the year and
recently, there have been a number of more frequent data outages.
While this is certainly not good news, I can report that the
instrument and spacecraft systems appear to be in good shape and that
it is believed that the problem can hopefully be fixed through a
series of patches to the spacecraft software. Additionally, I am
happy to say that GeoEye (the spacecraft operator) is actively
working with Orbital Sciences Corporation (the spacecraft builder) to
both identify and hopefully, correct the problem that we have been
experiencing. At the present time the spacecraft is not in imaging
mode but i understand the plan is to resume imaging while the groups
work on the more robust solution. As always, I will try and keep you
posted with updated and hopefully, positive information as i can.
best regards,