The final flight computer software load to enable autonomous operations was completed this week. All other AIM spacecraft systems continue to operate nominally. The uplink receiver bitlock was sporadic again this week.
The SOFIE instrument continues to collect 100 % of events. Data validation is carefully being performed to insure the quality of SOFIE data. The data evaluation process indicates that the SOFIE measurements remain essentially flawless. Testing of initial Release II software is currently underway. The three SOFIE papers submitted to the JASTP special issue were revised and sent back to the editors.
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 reported last week, CDE experienced an anomaly during a pre-scheduled stim test. The cause is known, no harm was done to the instrument, minimal data was lost, and the fix has been implemented. However, the stim was only partially completed. This week another stim calibration was run to get the full data set.