Thursday, December 8, 2016

The ISS-RapidScat Project has officially announced the end of operations of the ISS-RapidScat Mission as a result of numerous failed attempts to restore power to the RapidScat from the ISS Columbus module. The root cause of the power outage remains unknown. A robotic survey is currently underway to assess whether the site connecting RapidScat to the Columbus module (known as the SDX interface) is still viable for future payloads. Planning is now underway to  determine the course and scheduling for future data reprocessing deliveries to the PO.DAAC. The final data end date and time point just prior to the instrument power failure is 19 August 2016 at 15:01:24 UTC, which corresponds to orbital revolution number 10827.
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