GOES 8 Image Data Outages
data collection from the ground
station located at the Global Hydrology and Climate Center
in Huntsville, Alabama may be interrupted for a number of reasons.
This occurs because of hardware problems and occasional maintenance.
Currently we are experiencing signal probems which result in an
occasional missing line or two. We are working to fix this problem.
Additional data loss may occur because of problems
at Wallops Flight Facility which is the host for the initial
downlink of GOES data (ground stations receive a streched second
transmission of the data from the satellite).
The normal GOES scan schedule for images may be interrupted because
of non-local problems such as single
chord operations, solar
eclipse (both for GOES-8 and when GOES-8 is covering for
GOES-10 which may be eclipse), and for rapid scan data collection.
Check out the the on-line index
of satellite data at the Space Science and Engineering Center
in Madison, Wisconsin to check if the satellite collected the
data you are looking for.
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