AIM continues to perform well following the
transition to the normal pointing mode on March 8, 2008. All
spacecraft subsystems are operating as expected. The instruments
were turned back on last Friday (March 14th). All of them
are working nominally and taking science data. The flight
operations team continues to make good progress towards enabling
more autonomous operations.
All instruments have been on since last Friday
the 14th, and are currently collecting data.
All SOFIE engineering
parameters are "green" and there are no status error
messages. A SOFIE reset was performed to re-transfer the SSB
EEPROM FSW image. Reset and image transfer was completed successfully
with no science data loss. The data for 2007 has been validated
and released. This does not include the 13 arcmin data, which
will require additional analysis and software development
before Level 2 processing can be performed. There were only
a few events that were deemed unsatisfactory and were not
released. The 2008 data will be released next week.
All CIPS data
collected through February 7, 2008, when the spacecraft entered
“SAFE hold”, have been processed and examined.
The CIPS instrument was turned back on following the “SAFE
hold” event at 18:06 GMT March 14th. Full data processing
and analysis is now under way after the successful CIPS turn
on sequence. The CIPS instrument has worked flawlessly, collecting
data over the Northern 2007 and most of the Southern 2007/2008
cloud seasons. CIPS data have been cited in many general publications
due to its unprecedented images of Polar Mesospheric Clouds.
CIPS data for the first two PMC seasons are available on the
AIM web site.
on and collecting dust impact data following the completion
of the Recovery ATS. Temperatures and voltages are nominal.
CDE had one watchdog reset on DOY 2008/078, and was successfully
reset by Autonomy. CDE Version 2 data processing is being
implemented for Levels 1 (Charge) and 2 (Mass). Before this
can be officially released, a conclusion on some missing attitude
data must be addressed.