Update #1: The expected time of completion for this activity has changed. It is now expected to end on January 20, 2024 00:39Z.


Topic: NOAA-20 CERES data outage


Date/Time Issued: January 18, 2024 1618Z


Product(s) or Data Impacted: All NOAA-20 CERES products


Date/Time of Initial Impact: January 18, 2024 16:13Z


Date/Time of expected end Time:  January 19, 2023 17:48Z


Length of Outage: ~ 24 hours and 35 minutes


Details/Specifics of Change:  The CERES science team has requested OSPO engineering to command the NOAA-20 CERES instrument into a SAFE state. This will help gather telemetry data to investigate elevated noise levels and occasional spikes in the Shortwave Channel to better characterize the source of the noise. All CERES science data during this observation time will not be recoverable.


Contact Information for Further Information: ESPC Operations at ESPCOperations@noaa.gov and 301-817-3880.   


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