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SUBJECT: ADMINISTRATIVE: EUMETSAT WEEKLY OPERATIONS SCHEDULE  ISSUED:
*TOPIC: *EUMETSAT WEEKLY OPERATIONS SCHEDULE

*DATE/TIME ISSUED**:*APRIL 17, 2014  1430 UTC*
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*PRODUCT(S) OR DATA IMPACTED:*SEE LIST BELOW.

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*DATE/TIME OF INITIAL IMPACT:* APRIL  17, 2014 13:24:57 UTC (FROM
THEEUMETSAT WEEKLY OPERATIONS SCHEDULE MESSAGE)

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*DATE/TIME OF EXPECTED END:***SEE TABLE IN DETAIL FOR ON AND OFF SWITCH
TIME******

*LENGTH OF OUTAGE:*N/A*
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*DETAILS/SPECIFICS OF CHANGE:*

WEEKLY OPERATIONS SCHEDULE

ISSUED ON 17/04/14 AT 13:24:57

SEQ NR: 1

PLANNED ACTIVITIES FOR WEEK 17/2014:
GENERIC SERVICE INFORMATION
THE EUMETCAST EUROPE SERVICE WILL BE UPGRADED FROM DVB-S TO THE DVB-S2
STANDARD IN AUGUST 2014.
FOR DETAILED INFORMATION, PLEASE
SEE:HTTP://WWW.EUMETSAT.INT/WEBSITE/HOME/TECHNICALBULLETINS/EUMETCAST/DAT_2082113.HTML

METEOSAT STRAYLIGHT.
DURING ECLIPSE SEASONS,STRAY LIGHT AFFECTS THE WAY THE SPACECRAFT
INSTRUMENT IS COMMANDED. THERE ARE PERIODS WHERE THE BLACK BODY
CALIBRATION IS PERFORMED AFTER THE INSTRUMENT RETRACE INSTEAD OF PRIOR
TO IT. THIS DELAYS FILES FOR THE TIME OF THE CALIBRATION (APPROXIMATELY
THREE MINUTES) WHICH THEN AFFECTS THE DATA TIMELINESS IN THE SAME
WAY. THIS NOMINAL CALIBRATION ACTIVITY DURING ECLIPSE SEASON WILL
THEREFORE CAUSE PERIODS OF NOTICEABLE DELAYS TO RECEPTION OF DATA
BY USERS.
METEOSAT STRAYLIGHT PREDICTIONS FOR WINTER/SPRING 2014 ARE AVAILABLE
ON EUMETSAT WEBSITE:
WWW.EUMETSAT.INT/HOME/MAIN/SERVICESTATUS/INDEX.HTM?L=EN
(SEE SECTION "STRAYLIGHT PREDICTIONS (XML)")

EUMETCAST TRAINING CHANNEL NOW AVAILABLE
THE EUMETCAST TRAINING CHANNEL GIVES ACCESS TO TRAINING RESOURCES
AND SOFTWARE.
FOR MORE DETAILS, PLEASE
SEE:HTTP://WWW.EUMETSAT.INT/WEBSITE/HOME/NEWS/DAT_2193496.HTML


METEOSAT RSS
23 APRIL 2014 07:30 - 10:00 UTC
DUE TO GROUND SEGMENT MAINTENANCE THERE MAY BE A RISK OF LOSS TO
IMAGE PRODUCTS AND ASSOCIATED METEOROLOGICAL PRODUCTS.


METOP AND NOAA GLOBAL DATA SERVICE
METOP-A MHS HARDWARE FAILURE
INVESTIGATION INTO THE ANOMALY HAS BEEN PROGRESSING THROUGH ON-BOARD
DIAGNOSTIC TESTING. THE FAILURE IS BELIEVED TO BE MOST LIKELY DUE
TO A SHORT-CIRCUIT OF TWO INDEPENDENT HEATER SWITCHES. HOWEVER,
THE TESTING HAS DEMONSTRATED THAT IT SHOULD BE POSSIBLE TO REACH
AN OPERATIONAL STATE IN A SAFE CONFIGURATION THROUGH ALTERATION OF
EXISTING PROCEDURES ON-GROUND, POSSIBLY IN COMBINATION WITH ONBOARD
SOFTWARE CHANGES. THE INSTRUMENT MANUFACTURER IS CURRENTLY PERFORMING
A DETAILED ASSESSMENT OF THE FAILURE SCENARIO, WHICH IS A PREREQUISITE
TO THE CONTINUATION OF FURTHER DIAGNOSTIC TESTING.
MHS L1B AND ATOVS L2 PRODUCTS ARE EXPECTED TO REMAIN UNAVAILABLE FOR
SEVERAL WEEKS.
METOP-B AND NOAA-19 PRODUCTS ARE UNAFFECTED AND WILL CONTINUE TO
BE AVAILABLE.

21 APRIL 2014  14:38 UTC ORBIT 38939
METOP-A - ASCAT GAIN COMPRESSION
A SHORT OUTAGE OF ALL ASCAT PRODUCTS CAN BE EXPECTED.

24 APRIL 2014 - 27 APRIL 2014
METOP-A - ASCAT EXTERNAL CALIBRATION.
SHORT OUTAGES OF THE ASCAT GDS LEVEL 1, SOIL MOISTURE AND GLOBAL
WINDS PRODUCTS CAN BE EXPECTED.
24 APRIL 2014 07:16 UTC ORBIT 38978
25 APRIL 2014 18:17 UTC ORBIT 38999
26 APRIL 2014 08:15 UTC ORBIT 39007
27 APRIL 2014 19:15 UTC ORBIT 39028


METOP AND NOAA REGIONAL DATA SERVICE
24 APRIL 2014 - 27 APRIL 2014
METOP-A - ASCAT EXTERNAL CALIBRATION.
SHORT OUTAGES OF THE ASCAT REGIONAL WINDS PRODUCTS CAN BE EXPECTED.
24 APRIL 2014 07:16 UTC ORBIT 38978
25 APRIL 2014 18:17 UTC ORBIT 38999
26 APRIL 2014 08:15 UTC ORBIT 39007
27 APRIL 2014 19:15 UTC ORBIT 39028

EARS-ATOVS
23 APRIL 2014,
THE DISSEMINATION OF EARS-ATOVS PRODUCTS FOR METOP-A WILL BE RESUMED
FOR ALL PRODUCTS FROM THE HIRS AND AMSU-A INSTRUMENTS. PLEASE NOTE:
THE ATOVS (HIRS) LEVEL 1D PRODUCTS WILL NOT CONTAIN MHS DATA UNTIL
FURTHER NOTICE.


THIRD-PARTY DATA AND PRODUCTS
 FROM 31 MARCH 2014 14:00 UTC AND UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE, DATA FROM
 ELECTRO-L N1 ARE NOT AVAILABLE.

OCEANSAT-2
DUE TO AN IRRECOVERABLE OSCAT INSTRUMENT FAILURE, THE FOLLOWING
SERVICES ARE NOW DISCONTINUED:
- OSCAT L2A ISRO PRODUCT
- OSCAT L2B ISRO PRODUCT
- OSCAT WINDS AT 50 KM SWATH GRID (PROVIDED THROUGH THE OSI SAF)

SARAL
24 APRIL 2014
UPDATE TO SARAL BUFR PRODUCTS.
FOR MORE DETAILS AND TEST DATA, PLEASE
SEE:HTTP://WWW.EUMETSAT.INT/WEBSITE/HOME/NEWS/DAT_2095904.HTML


FUTURE EVENTS

METOP AND NOAA GLOBAL DATA SERVICE
29 APRIL 2014
METOP-B IN-PLANE MANOEUVRE
SEM AND GOME DATA WILL BE UNAVAILABLE.
A TEMPORARY DEGRADATION OF THE QUALITY OF GRAS LEVEL 1 PRODUCTS IS
TO BE EXPECTED STARTING AT THE TIME OF THE MANOEUVRE.
ALL AMSU-A, ASCAT, ATOVS, AVHRR, HIRS, IASI AND MHS PRODUCTS MAY
HAVE TEMPORARILY DEGRADED QUALITY GEO-LOCATION DATA AFTER THE TIME
OF THE MANOEUVRE.
EXACT OUTAGE TIMES TO BE ANNOUNCED CLOSER TO THE DAY OF THE MANOEUVRE.

29 APRIL 2014
NEW POLAR MULTI-SENSOR AEROSOL OPTICAL PROPERTIES PRODUCT AVAILABLE
ON EUMETCAST-EUROPE
FOR FULL DETAILS, PLEASE
SEE:WWW.EUMETSAT.INT/WEBSITE/HOME/NEWS/DAT_2162725.HTML


INFORMATION:
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT THE EUMETSAT USER SERVICES
HELPDESK
TEL: +49 6151 807 366
FAX: +49 6151 807 379
EMAIL:OPS@EUMETSAT.INT
WWW.EUMETSAT.INT




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