On Nov 8, the spacecraft went into safehold when the onboard computer experienced a problem. This caused the instruments to automatically turn off and point the solar arrays towards the sun. It appeared very similar to the safehold event AIM had in October. The spacecraft was back in science operations by Nov 12, in time for observing the first clouds of the season, and out of autonomous operations into normal operations by Dec. 2.
SOFIE found its first cloud on November 25, 2008 at 21:14Z.
Processing and dissemination to the public of Release 1 data continues as we process the Release 2 data; once the Release 2 data has been created and validated, it will be made available to the public. The data processing had two ancillary file problems; these problems are currently being resolved.
Two manuscripts are being prepared for publication: "First Satellite Observations of Meteoric Smoke in the Upper Atmosphere" and "Relationships between ice, water vapor, and temperature in the upper mesosphere from SOFIE observations".
CIPS returned to normal operations after the most recent safehold.
CDE has returned to normal operations after the most recent safehold.