All spacecraft systems are operating nominally. The uplink receiver bitlock has been intermittent this week, but still occurring almost every day. We still have one more minor patch to install. The CIPS instrument transitioned back to commands from the ground rather than using the autonomous method.
The SOFIE data shows the PMC season is underway. The SOFIE instrument continues to collect 100 % of events, and the data quality remains unchanged since initiation of data collection last May. In addition, the processing team is on schedule for a major upgrade to the processing algorithms for release 2 at the end of June.
The CIPS instrument continues to return excellent data. The 2008 PMC season in the Northern hemisphere is now underway. To view preliminary CIPS images from this season go to Get Data page, click on the CIPS data website, select June 2008, then click view images. The beautiful, early season PMCs will appear white on a blue background. A new image is added each day.
CDE has successfully transitioned out of Autonomy and into Normal ATS mode. Temperatures and voltages remain nominal. The ground data processing is entering version 3. This will take care of storing the noise identifiers in the files.