The AIM spacecraft continues to operate nominally. This past week we supported the CDE calibration. On June 29th, we’ll support SOFIE and CIPS calibrations. We had uplink receiver bitlock periodically this week.
SOFIE Release 2 improvements are being tested; these include solar source function corrections and adding non-LTE to the temperature retrievals.
CIPS continues to take excellent data. We are now well into the cloud season and CIPS is providing beautiful cloud images. To view preliminary CIPS images from this season go to the AIM website and the Get Data page, click on CIPS data, select June 2008, then click view images.
As previously reported, CDE experienced an anomaly during a pre-scheduled stim test. The cause is known, no harm was done to the instrument and minimal data was lost, however the stim was only partially completed. All future loads will contain the fix and it is currently being decided when to finish that stim. All other aspects of CDE are functioning normally.