Topic: NOAA-20 CERES FSW Patch Upload planed for Wednesday October 03, 2018.

Date/Time Issued: October 03, 2018 1125Z

Product(s) or Data Impacted: All CERES Sience Data

Date/Time of Initial Impact: October 03, 2018 16:58Z

Date/Time of Expected End: October 03, 2018 18:51Z

Length of Event: 2 Orbits

Details/Specifics of Change: On October 3, 2018, NOAA-20 CERES FM6 will be commanded into Diagnostic and Standby Mode to permit the upload of new FSW PROM Dump2 that Langley Research Center (LaRC) requested. This FSW patch that contains a modified instrument sequence for slot thirteen which was previously unused.
This new FSW will help LaRC verify the health of the onboard instrument PROM chips to ensure they haven't been damaged by space weather. This will also help to set the PROMs to the default configuration in case of an unexpected instrument reset. CERES will produce the Diagnostic APID while in Diagnostic and Standby Modes, including during the Memory Dump.

N20 Svalbard 453116:58:07z-17:09:44zCERES will be commanded to Diagnostic Mode, FSW memory loaded, commanded to Standby, and commanded to perform a RAM Dump that will continue to perform past LOS time.
N20 Svalbard 453218:41:25z-18:51:50zCERES commanded to Crosstrack mode and restored to nominal operations.

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