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NATIONAL TECHNICAL IMPLEMENTATION MESSAGE 96-22
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HEADQUARTERS WASHINGTON DC
945 AM EDT TUE AUG 20 1996
 
TO        NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE /NWS/ EMPLOYEES...FAMILY OF
          SERVICES /FOS/ SUBSCRIBERS...NOAA WEATHER WIRE SERVICE
          /NWWS/ SUBSCRIBERS...OTHER NWS CUSTOMERS
 
FROM      RONALD S. GIRD...SATELLITE PROGRAM LEADER
 
SUBJECT   GOES-8/9 RISK MITIGATION DEMONSTRATION
 
 
     A MEETING BETWEEN NWS...NESDIS AND SAO WAS HELD ON AUGUST 19
1996...12-1PM.  ALL OFFICES AGREED TO THE FOLLOWING OUTLINE OF
EVENTS FOR ESTABLISHING A NEW GOES-8 AND GOES-9 OPERATIONS.
     
     GOES-8/9 RISK MITIGATION DEMONSTRATION 
     START DATE  AUGUST 20...1996
     END DATE    SEPTEMBER 4...1996 /ESTIMATED/
 
     DAILY EVENTS DURING THE PERIOD
 
     GOES-9 
          0200GMT   NORMAL IMAGING SCHEDULE...NO RAPID SCAN
                    REQUESTS
 
          0445GMT   INSTRUMENT PITCH-OFF
                    NESDIS SOCC WILL TRY TO FOLLOW NORMAL
                    SCHEDULE 
                    IMAGES ARE SHIFTED
                    NAVIGATION STAR WINDOWS
          0500GMT   TEST SCHEDULE WILL BE RUN WITH TEST IMAGES
                    /WITH A PLUS 4 DEGREE BIAS/
 
                    TEST IMAGES
 
                         0515GMT   PACUS
                         0522GMT   SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE
                         0530GMT   NORTHERN HEMISPHERE
                         0545GMT   PACUS
                         0522GMT   SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE
                         0600GMT   FULL DISK
 
          0630GMT   INSTRUMENT MIRRORS PLACED IN A "STORED" MODE
          1200GMT   INSTRUMENT MIRRORS PLACED IN
                    "NORMAL/UNSTORED" MODE
          1200GMT   BEGIN TRANSMITTING "TEST"IMAGES /WITH A
                    NEGATIVE 4 DEGREE BIAS/
 
                    TEST IMAGES
 
                         1205GMT   FULL DISK
                         1234GMT   NORTHERN HEMISPHERE
 
                         1245GMT   PACUS
 
          1300GMT   RECONFIGURE OPERATIONS AT NADIR POINTING
          1330GMT   NAVIGATION STAR WINDOWS
          1345GMT   SSAA COMPUTE LOAD AND ENABLE
          1357GMT   START NORMAL IMAGING SCHEDULE
          1400GMT   FIRST NORMAL IMAGE AND SOUNDING
     
      GOES-8   DURING THE DAILY OUTAGE FOR GOES-9...NESDIS WILL
               OPERATE GOES-8 IN A FULL DISK MODE ONLY UNLESS
               OTHERWISE DIRECTED BY NWS.
     
     NOTE   NESDIS SPACECRAFT ENGINEERS MAY REFINE THIS SCHEDULE
AS THEY GATHER MORE DATA FROM THIS DEMONSTRATION.
     
     NWS GUIDELINES   NWS WILL NOT INTERRUPT THIS PLANNED
TWO-WEEK TEST UNLESS DIRECTLY ADVISED BY JOE FRIDAY
 
     GOES-7 GOES-TAP IMAGERY WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE DURING THIS
TEST PERIOD.  THE PLANS ARE TO HAVE THE GOES-7 IMAGERY ON
GOES-TAP DURING THE NEXT TEST AT THE END OF THE CURRENT ECLIPSE
SEASON.
 
     GOES-7 MODE AAA DATA IS PLANNED TO BE TRANSMITTED THROUGH
THE GOES-9 SPACECRAFT...SO THOSE ANTENNA AIMED AT GOES-9 WILL NOT
HAVE TO BE MOVED.  WE DO NOT HAVE A DATE ON THAT
CAPABILITY...YET.  WE WILL LET YOU KNOW WHEN THAT CAPABILITY WILL
BE AVAILABLE.  /FOR NWS DIRECT READOUT SITES/...DO YOU STILL HAVE
THE ABILITY TO PROCESS MODE AAA DATA?
 
     IF YOU HAVE FURTHER QUESTIONS...YOU MAY CONTACT THE
FOLLOWING
 
RONALD S. GIRD /SATELLITE PROGRAM LEADER/
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HEADQUARTERS
1325 EAST-WEST HIGHWAY
SILVER SPRING MD 20910
301-713-1867 EXT 110
 
JAMES N. HEIL /ASSISTANT SATELLITE PROGRAM LEADER/
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HEADQUARTERS
1325 EAST-WEST HIGHWAY
SILVER SPRING MD 20910
301-713-1867 EXT 111
 
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