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[McIDAS #HUK-605825]: GOES-east Outage



Hi Fred,

I imagine that the guys back in Boulder will make additional attempts to
re-point the UCAR GOES-East dish to GOES-14.  I agree that the ability
to take GOES-13 out of storage mode gives some hope that it may return
to service... but I am not holding my breath.  I find the decision to not
drift GOES-14 _extremely_ interesting.  It is almost as if what happened 
was the result of a screw-up and there was a consensus that it could be
returned to service.  We may never know the real answer.

Have a good trip!

Cheers,

Tom

> I plan on leaving on a two month trip around the western US and Alaska 
> starting the end
> of next week, so I have been setting up our satellite ingests to cover all 
> bases while I
> am gone.  I have written a macro to copy goes-east data from the NESDIS PUB 
> server.
> While it is 30 minute hemispheric data, it is better than nothing.  I set up 
> a macro
> which checks if EAST or PUB is the most recent data, and then points to that 
> server to
> get data.  I also made my data areas larger for the east conus sectors so if 
> NESDIS
> starts to move GOES-14 east, the data gathering software should be able to 
> follow the
> drift without cutting off the sector (this is assuming that GOES-14 data is 
> relayed
> through GOES-13 while it drifts).
> 
> In looking at the EAST data, I can see the two attempts to move the antenna 
> on May 24
> and May 29 (GOES-15 data is on EAST).  I don't know why you cannot get the 
> signal.   For
> my satellite data needs, you can leave the antenna pointed at the 75 degree 
> position,
> and wait until NESDIS gets its act together.  However, I noticed that 
> NCAR/RAP's
> satellite page doesn't have data, so I assume they also are getting data from 
> your
> antenna.
> 
> The latest bulletin today from NESDIS states "GOES-13 remains out of service 
> with no
> estimate on return to operations at this time. It was successfully brought 
> out of
> storage mode for testing last night, and will be monitored for 24 hours."  
> The bringing
> it out of storage for testing and monitoring it for a day is encouraging.  It 
> sounds
> like they are getting closer to a fix.
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Unidata McIDAS Support [mailto:address@hidden
> Sent: Wednesday, May 29, 2013 4:41 PM
> To: Mosher, Frederick R.
> Cc: address@hidden
> Subject: [McIDAS #HUK-605825]: GOES-east Outage
> 
> Hi Fred,
> 
> Sorry for the slow replies; I am in Cartagena, Colombia at the moment, not in 
> Boulder.
> 
> re:
> > No news from NESDIS on when GOES-13 will be fixed or abandoned.  I
> > tried to access the old SSEC Unidata ADDE satellite feed, but the data
> > there is a year old for both east and west.
> 
> That was turned off since the machine was basically overloaded with other 
> duties.
> 
> re:
> > I looked at the NESDIS PUB ADDE site, but they only have the
> > hemispheric GOES data.  Is there any word on moving the GOES-east
> > antenna in Boulder to get the GOES-14 data?
> 
> There have been two unsuccessful attempts to point the dish at GOES-14 back 
> in Boulder.  Mike Schmidt is doing the work assisted by another staff member, 
> and has not been able to find the GOES-14 signal; both he and I have no idea 
> of what is wrong.  We know the LNB is OK since the first time he tried, he 
> swung to far west and locked onto GOES-West (I verified this via IMGLISTs 
> while pointing at the machine).  I have not had any interactions with Mike 
> for the past two days, so I can not report on further attempts/progress; 
> sorry.
> 
> Cheers,
> 
> Tom
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Cheers,

Tom
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Ticket ID: HUK-605825
Department: Support McIDAS
Priority: Normal
Status: Closed


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