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October 2011

Summary of FM-5 Operations:

The NPP spacecraft was successfully launched from Vandenburg Air Force Base in California on October 28, 2011 at 09:48 UT. Survival Heaters activated at 10:47 UT.

     09:48:01.828z: Launch

     10:47:09z :1k TLM – ACBM 03 activate Survival Heaters verified on TLM

     10:47:52z :ACBM 02 TMON 80, 81 & 82 Enabled TLM not available yet

     13:18z :16k TLM TMON 80, 81 & 82 verified enabled
       TCEDETT 1.407 1.407
       TCEICAT 4.663 4.663
       TCEPCATT 3.580 3.580
       TCEIFT 12.858

     14:47z :Continuing with SC operations.

October 28, 2011 (DOY 301) NPP in Sun Acquisition mode.

This places the -X axis continually pointing to the Sun.
The spacecraft spins about this axis ~3x/orbit.
CERES does not receieve any sunlight. Subsequently, the
CERES Detector Survival (TCEDETT1, TCEDETT2) temperatures
crossed the Yellow temperature limits of -11 degrees shortly after 2100
on Day 301. TCEDETT2 crossed the Red limit of -13 degrees at 2300.

These limits were set based on spacecraft Earth Pointing configuration.
These temperatures are above Qualification specification.

Additional comments

October 30, 2011 (DOY 303) 03:45 UT Spacecraft achieved nominal Earth Pointing configuration. i.e. +X axis forward, +Z axis nadir. This is a coarse pointing alignment.

October 30, 2011 (DOY 303) 12:08 UT Spacecraft achieved final Mission Pointing configuration. This is the fine pointing alignment.

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November 2011

Summary of FM-5 Operations:

FM-5 operational power activated at 15:24 UT on November 9, 2011.

Regular Internal calibrations of the instrument were performed on November 10, 11, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, and 30.

A Blackbody only Internal calibration was performed on November 10. Also an Internal calibration Seq 11 was performed on the same day.

Solar calibrations were performed on November 12. Sunset Solar calibrations (MAM Raster scan) were performed on November 18, 25 and 27.

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December 2011

Summary of FM-5 Operations:

Regular Internal calibrations of the instrument were performed on December 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 16, 17, 18, 21, 23,
24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, and 31.

Sunset Solar calibrations (MAM Raster scan) were performed on December 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 21, and 28.

Lunar Scans

A Lunar scan was performed on FM-5 during the month.
Date and time listed below:

111208 03:36:17.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

SPS (Solar Presence Sensor) Solar Tests

SPS solar tests were performed on FM-5 during the month.
Dates and times are listed below:

111212 20:01:42.09 –> SPS Solar Test

111213 06:10:40.10 –> SPS Solar Test
111213 18:01:08.12 –> SPS Solar Test

111214 05:51:36.11 –> SPS Solar Test
111214 19:23:33.11 –> SPS Solar Test

111215 05:32:31.11 –> SPS Solar Test
111215 19:04:29.11 –> SPS Solar Test

111216 01:50:28.11 –> SPS Solar Test
111216 13:40:56.11 –> SPS Solar Test

111220 07:20:10.09 –> SPS Solar Test
111220 19:10:40.10 –> SPS Solar Test

111221 05:19:40.11 –> SPS Solar Test
111221 18:51:30.12 –> SPS Solar Test

111222 06:42:00.12 –> SPS Solar Test
111222 18:32:30.12 –> SPS Solar Test

111223 06:23:00.08 –> SPS Solar Test
111223 18:13:30.12 –> SPS Solar Test

111224 06:04:00.11 –> SPS Solar Test
111224 17:54:30.19 –> SPS Solar Test

111225 05:45:00.11 –> SPS Solar Test
111225 17:35:30.12 –> SPS Solar Test

111226 05:25:50.08 –> SPS Solar Test
111226 17:16:20.11 –> SPS Solar Test

111227 06:48:20.11 –> SPS Solar Test
111227 18:38:45.12 –> SPS Solar Test

111228 06:29:15.08 –> SPS Solar Test
111228 18:19:45.11 –> SPS Solar Test

111229 06:10:10.09 –> SPS Solar Test
111229 18:00:40.12 –> SPS Solar Test

111230 05:51:10.09 –> SPS Solar Test
111230 17:41:40.11 –> SPS Solar Test

111231 05:32:00.09 –> SPS Solar Test
111231 17:22:40.11 –> SPS Solar Test

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January 2012

Summary of FM-5 Operations:

Instrument covers were opened on Jan 26 at 17:09 UT.

120126 17:01:55.28 –> Open Main Cover
120126 17:06:32.11 –> Open MAM Cover

Regular Internal calibrations of the instrument were performed every day during the month of January.

Sunset Solar calibrations (MAM Raster scan) were performed on January 4, 11, 28, 30, and 31.

ATMS Roll Maneuvers

ATMS Roll maneuvers were successfully performed on Jan 12. The CERES instrument was in contam safe from 11:43 – 15:55 UT.

-65 deg Roll 12:03 – 12:35 UT

30 deg Roll 13:49 – 14:14 UT

SPS (Solar Presence Sensor) Solar Tests

SPS solar tests were performed on FM-5 during the month.
Dates and times are listed below:

120101 05:13:00.10 –> SPS Solar Test
120101 18:45:00.12 –> SPS Solar Test

120102 06:35:30.08 –> SPS Solar Test
120102 16:45:30.10 –> SPS Solar Test

120106 05:19:30.10 –> SPS Solar Test
120106 17:10:00.17 –> SPS Solar Test

120107 06:41:55.11 –> SPS Solar Test
120107 16:51:00.11 –> SPS Solar Test

120108 06:22:50.11 –> SPS Solar Test
120108 18:13:20.11 –> SPS Solar Test

120109 06:03:50.11 –> SPS Solar Test
120109 17:54:20.11 –> SPS Solar Test

120110 05:44:50.11 –> SPS Solar Test
120110 17:35:20.11 –> SPS Solar Test

120111 05:25:50.11 –> SPS Solar Test
120111 17:16:20.11 –> SPS Solar Test

120112 05:06:50.11 –> SPS Solar Test
120112 16:57:20.11 –> SPS Solar Test

120113 06:29:15.09 –> SPS Solar Test
120113 18:19:45.11 –> SPS Solar Test

120114 06:10:15.08 –> SPS Solar Test
120114 18:00:45.11 –> SPS Solar Test

120115 05:51:15.11 –> SPS Solar Test
120115 17:41:45.12 –> SPS Solar Test

120116 05:32:20.11 –> SPS Solar Test
120116 17:22:50.11 –> SPS Solar Test

120117 06:54:45.12 –> SPS Solar Test
120117 18:45:10.11 –> SPS Solar Test

120118 06:35:40.08 –> SPS Solar Test
120118 18:26:10.11 –> SPS Solar Test

120119 06:16:45.09 –> SPS Solar Test
120119 18:07:15.11 –> SPS Solar Test

120120 05:57:45.10 –> SPS Solar Test
120120 17:48:15.11 –> SPS Solar Test

120121 05:38:45.10 –> SPS Solar Test
120121 17:29:15.12 –> SPS Solar Test

120122 05:19:45.08 –> SPS Solar Test
120122 17:10:15.11 –> SPS Solar Test

120123 06:42:15.09 –> SPS Solar Test
120123 18:32:45.19 –> SPS Solar Test

MAM Conditioning Events

MAM conditioning was performed on FM-5 during the month.
Dates and times are listed below:

120128 03:35:30.09 –> MAM UV Conditioning Event
120128 05:07:34.12 –> MAM UV Conditioning Event
120128 06:49:05.11 –> MAM UV Conditioning Event
120128 08:30:35.11 –> MAM UV Conditioning Event
120128 10:12:05.11 –> MAM UV Conditioning Event
120128 11:53:35.11 –> MAM UV Conditioning Event
120128 13:35:05.12 –> MAM UV Conditioning Event
120128 15:16:35.11 –> MAM UV Conditioning Event
120128 16:58:06.11 –> MAM UV Conditioning Event
120128 18:39:36.12 –> MAM UV Conditioning Event
120128 20:21:01.11 –> MAM UV Conditioning Event
120128 22:02:36.11 –> MAM UV Conditioning Event
120128 23:44:06.11 –> MAM UV Conditioning Event

120129 01:25:36.11 –> MAM UV Conditioning Event
120129 03:07:06.11 –> MAM UV Conditioning Event
120129 04:48:37.11 –> MAM UV Conditioning Event
120129 06:30:07.12 –> MAM UV Conditioning Event
120129 08:11:37.11 –> MAM UV Conditioning Event
120129 09:53:07.13 –> MAM UV Conditioning Event
120129 11:35:07.11 –> MAM UV Conditioning Event
120129 13:16:08.11 –> MAM UV Conditioning Event
120129 14:57:38.11 –> MAM UV Conditioning Event

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February 2012

Summary of FM-5 Operations:

Regular Internal calibrations of the instrument were performed on February 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, 13, 15, 17, 20, 22, 24, and 29.
A Blackbody only Internal calibration was performed on February 27.
Sunset Solar calibrations (MAM Raster scan) were performed on February 1, 2, 4, 5, 8, 15, and 29.

Sunset Solar calibrations were performed on February 17 and 18, during the CERES yaw maneuvers, also a Sunset Solar calibration was performed on February 22. The solar calibrations for the CERES Yaw maneuvers are listed below:

120217 –> Solar cal, pre-CERES S/C yaw maneuvers
120217 20:48:36.12 –> CMD_AZIM_SCAN_AB_SYNC

120217 –> Solar cal for Yaw = -5.2 degs.
120217 22:01:50.11 –> CMD_AZIM_SCAN_AB_SYNC

120217 –> Solar cal for Yaw = 2.25 degs.
120217 23:43:50.12 –> CMD_AZIM_SCAN_AB_SYNC

120218 –> Solar cal for Yaw = 5.5 degs.
120218 01:24:50.11 –> CMD_AZIM_SCAN_AB_SYNC

120218 –> Solar cal for Yaw= x degs
120218 02:00:23:79 –> SOLAR WARNING SAFING EVENT

120218 –> Solar cal for Yaw = -9.25 degs.
120218 03:05:50.12 –> CMD_AZIM_SCAN_AB_SYNC

120218 –> Solar cal, post-CERES S/C yaw maneuvers
120218 05:16:07.11 –> CMD_AZIM_SCAN_AB_SYNC

VIIRS (Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite) Yaw Maneuvers

The CERES instrument was placed in safe mode from February 15 at 13:18 UT until February 16 at 15:17 UT while a series of 15 YAW maneuvers were performed for VIIRS instrument.

Also a VIIRS Pitch Maneuver was performed. The CERES instrument remained in crosstrack mode. The commands are listed below:

120216 21:11:50.00 –> VIIRS-S/C pitch = -0.01667 degree maneuver commenced

120217 15:41:50.00 –> VIIRS-S/C pitch maneuver completed, return to normal attitude

CERES Yaw Maneuvers

A series of CERES Yaw maneuvers were performed on February 17 and 18 as listed below:

February 17   Yaw   -5.2 deg      22:01 – 22:57 UT
February 17   Yaw   2.25 deg     23:43 – 00:38 UT

February 18   Yaw    5.5 deg       01:24 – 02:20 UT
February 18   Yaw -9.25 deg      03:05 – 04:01 UT

During the third maneuver (+5.5 deg), a Sun Avoidance Flag was tripped and the instrument went into Safe Mode. The instrument was in safe mode for approximately 22 minutes.

120218 02:00:23:79 –> SOLAR WARNING SAFING EVENT

Table loads

The instrument was placed in diagnostic mode from 13:59 – 14:04 UT and 16:51 – 16:55 UT on February 17 to execute table loads.

120217 13:59:51.35 –> DAP_MEM_LOAD
120217 14:00:11.93 –> DAP_MEM_LOAD
120217 14:00:36.85 –> DAP_MEM_LOAD
120217 14:00:55.35 –> DAP_MEM_LOAD
120217 14:01:16.26 –> DAP_SCAN_TABLE_LOAD
120217 14:02:03.02 –> DAP_SCAN_TABLE_LOAD
120217 14:02:20.77 –> DAP_SCAN_TABLE_LOAD

120217 16:53:33.44 –> DAP_MEM_LOAD

The instrument was placed in diagnostic mode from 14:47 – 14:50 UT and 19:54 – 19:56 on February 20 to execute table loads.

120220 14:47:49.52 –> DAP_MEM_LOAD
120220 14:48:19.43 –> DAP_MEM_LOAD
120220 14:48:39.35 –> DAP_MEM_LOAD
120220 14:48:59.17 –> DAP_MEM_LOAD

120220 19:54:15.00 –> DAP_MEM_LOAD

Deep Space Calibration Maneuver

The spacecraft will not be pointing at nadir during this time frame.

120220 18:15:34.00 –> S/C Pitch-Back, Deep Space Maneuver commencement

120220 18:32:00.09 –> SET_SCAN_MODE_CAL_MODE_12
120220 18:38:00.08 –> SET_SCAN_MODE_CAL_MODE_6A
120220 18:41:45.09 –> SET_SCAN_MODE_NADIR_SCAN
120220 18:45:30.09 –> SET_SCAN_MODE_SHORT_EARTH
120220 18:50:00.09 –> SET_SCAN_MODE_NORMAL_EARTH

120220 18:54:19.00 –> S/C Pitch-Back, Deep Space Maneuver completed

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March 2012

Summary of FM-5 Operations:

Regular Internal calibrations of the instrument were performed on March 7, 14, 21, and 28.
Blackbody only Internal calibrations were performed on March 2, 5, 9, 12 16, 19, 23, and 30.
Sunset Solar calibrations (MAM Raster scan) were performed on March 7 , 14, 21 and 28.

The SPS (solar presence sensor ) response was disabled for non-diagnostic modes. This was done in order to fix a spacecraft surface sunglint issue

120322 20:15:29.95 –> Disable SPS Response in Non-Diagnostic Modes

Spacecraft Anomaly

An anomaly was detected on March 24. This anomaly was probably due to a spacecraft control computer lock-up. The satellite went into safehold mode with the spacecraft in sun point. The anomaly was investigated and the CERES instrument returned to crosstrack mode on March 25.

120324 10:04:31.77 –> Instrument Put Into Safe Mode, Spacecraft Sun Point Event
120325 17:33:39.95 –> Instrument Commanded Back to Crosstrack

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April 2012

Summary of FM-5 Operations:

Regular Internal calibrations of the instrument were performed on April 4, 11, 18, and 25.
Blackbody only Internal calibrations were performed on April 2, 6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27, and 30.
Sunset Solar calibrations (MAM Raster scan) were performed on April 4, 11, 18, and 25.

A Solar Presence Sensor Anomaly occurred on April 6 during the lunar scans. The instrument went into safe-hold mode when the solar presence sensor #1 alarmed on apparent sun impingement. The instrument was in safe mode from 02:58 UT until 17:11 UT. Remaining planned lunar scans were cancelled.



Lunar Scans

A Lunar scan was performed on FM-5 during the month.
Date and time listed below:

120406 02:53:45.11 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

120406 02:58:05.59 –> SOLAR WARNING SAFING EVENT, remaining lunar scans cancelled

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May 2012

Summary of FM-5 Operations:

Regular Internal calibrations of the instrument were performed on May 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30.
Blackbody only Internal calibrations were performed on May 4, 7, 11, 14, 18, 21, 25, and 28.
Sunset Solar calibrations (MAM Raster scan) were performed on May 2, 16, and 30.

Lunar Scans

Lunar scans were performed on FM-5 during the month.
Date and time listed below:

120505 10:39:32.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
120505 12:21:00.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
120505 14:02:28.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
120505 15:43:56.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
120505 17:25:24.11 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

120506 03:34:14.11 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
120506 13:43:05.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
120506 15:24:33.11 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
120506 17:06:02.12 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
120506 18:47:30.11 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
120506 20:29:00.11 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

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June 2012

Summary of FM-5 Operations:

Regular Internal calibrations of the instrument were performed on June 6, 13, 20, and 27.
Blackbody only Internal calibrations were performed on June 1, 4, 8, 11, 15, 18, 25 and 29.
Sunset Solar calibrations (MAM Raster scan) were performed on June 13 and 27.

Spacecraft Anomaly

On June 21 at 17:59 UT the CDP (Command and Data Processor) reset and placed the spacecraft into Earth Point Safe mode. All sensors were automatically placed into safe mode. The satellite was restored to Mission Point operating mode and sensors returned to operating status on June 22 at 12:59 UT. The CERES science data gap for FM5 is 19 hours.

Lunar Scans

Lunar scans were performed on FM-5 during the month.
Date and time listed below:

120603 18:23:37.12 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
120603 20:05:01.11 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
120603 21:46:26.12 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
120603 23:27:50.11 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

120604 01:09:15.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
120604 11:18:13.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
120604 21:27:15.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
120604 23:08:43.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

120605 00:50:13.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
120605 02:31:42.10 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
120605 04:13:12.11 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

Terra-NPP Intercomparison Campaign

Beginning on June 16, the FM-5 instrument along with the FM-1 instrument on Terra will be part of the Terra/NPP Intercomparison campaign.

120616 11:27:35.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison
120616 13:08:42.12 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison
120616 14:50:35.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison

120619 02:02:42.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison
120619 03:44:09.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison
120619 05:25:42.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison
120619 07:07:09.12 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison

120624 10:36:16.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison
120624 12:18:09.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison
120624 13:59:35.10 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison
120624 15:41:09.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison

120627 02:53:09.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison
120627 04:34:42.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison
120627 06:16:09.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison
120627 07:57:42.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison

120629 17:28:42.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison
120629 19:10:09.12 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison
120629 20:51:42.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison
120629 22:33:09.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison

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July 2012

Summary of FM-5 Operations:

Regular Internal calibrations of the instrument were performed on July 4, 11, 18, and 25.
Blackbody only Internal calibrations were performed on July 2, 6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27, and 30.
Sunset Solar calibrations (MAM Raster scan) were performed on July 11 and 25.

120711 12:55:34 –> WN Channel Fine Bridge Balance Value = 0 caused a WN Channel reset

Lunar Scans

Lunar scans were performed on FM-5 during the month.
Date and time listed below:

120703 02:05:50.11 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
120703 03:47:20.11 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
120703 05:28:50.11 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
120703 07:10:20.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
120703 08:51:49.12 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
120703 19:01:09.10 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

120704 05:09:47.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
120704 06:51:51.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
120704 08:33:13.12 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
120704 10:14:36.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
120704 11:55:58.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

Terra-NPP Intercomparison Campaign

In July, the FM-5 instrument along with the FM-1 instrument on Terra continued the Terra/NPP Intercomparison campaign. This campaign completed on July 31.

120702 11:27:09.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison
120702 13:08:42.12 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison
120702 14:50:09.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison
120702 16:31:42.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison

120705 03:43:42.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison
120705 05:25:35.12 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison
120705 07:06:42.10 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison

120707 18:19:09.10 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison
120707 20:00:42.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison
120707 21:42:09.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison
120707 23:23:42.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison

120710 08:54:42.10 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison
120710 10:36:09.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison
120710 12:17:42.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison
120710 13:59:09.09 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison

120713 02:53:35.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison
120713 04:34:42.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison
120713 06:16:35.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison
120713 07:57:42.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison

120715 17:28:42.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison
120715 19:10:09.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison
120715 20:51:42.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison
120715 22:33:09.12 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison

120718 11:27:09.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison
120718 13:08:42.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison
120718 14:50:09.12 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison
120718 16:31:42.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison

120721 02:02:42.10 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison
120721 03:44:09.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison
120721 05:25:42.13 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison
120721 07:07:09.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison

120723 18:19:42.12 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison
120723 20:01:09.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison
120723 21:42:42.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison

120726 08:55:09.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison
120726 10:36:42.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison
120726 12:18:09.12 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison
120726 13:59:42.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison
120726 15:41:09.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison

120729 02:53:35.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison
120729 04:35:09.12 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison
120729 06:16:35.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison
120729 07:58:09.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison

120731 17:28:42.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison
120731 19:10:35.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison
120731 20:51:42.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison
120731 22:33:35.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison

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August 2012

Summary of FM-5 Operations:

Regular Internal calibrations of the instrument were performed on August 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29.
Blackbody only Internal calibrations were performed on August 3, 6, 10, 13, 17, 20, 24, 27, and 31.
Sunset Solar calibrations (MAM Raster scan) were performed on August 8 and 22.

On August 11, the Azimuth diagnostic test range was changed from 90-270 degrees to 180-350 degrees. This will prevent the MAM portal openings from RAM direction AO (Atomic Oxygen) exposure.

Lunar Scans

Lunar scans were performed on FM-5 during the month.
Date and time listed below:

120801 09:47:31.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
120801 11:29:01.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
120801 13:10:31.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
120801 14:52:00.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
120801 16:34:10.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

120802 02:42:27.10 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
120802 14:33:03.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
120802 16:14:24.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
120802 17:55:53.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
120802 19:37:23.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
120802 21:18:52.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

120830 20:51:06.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
120830 22:32:29.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

120831 00:13:58.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
120831 01:55:28.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
120831 03:37:35.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
120831 13:45:54.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
120831 23:55:07.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

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September 2012

Summary of FM-5 Operations:

Regular Internal calibrations of the instrument were performed on September 5, 12, 19, and 26.
Blackbody only Internal calibrations were performed on September 3, 7, 10, 14, 17, 21, 24, and 28.
Sunset Solar calibrations (MAM Raster scan) were performed on September 5 and 19.

Lunar Scans

Lunar scans were performed on FM-5 during the month.
Date and time listed below:

120901 01:36:28.10 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
120901 03:17:49.11 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
120901 04:59:18.11 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
120901 06:40:48.12 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

120929 09:35:08.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
120929 11:16:38.11 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
120929 12:58:07.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
120929 14:39:36.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
120929 16:21:53.11 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

120930 02:30:02.11 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
120930 14:21:04.11 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
120930 16:02:26.10 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
120930 17:43:48.11 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
120930 19:25:10.12 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
120930 21:06:33.11 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

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October 2012

Summary of FM-5 Operations:

Regular Internal calibrations of the instrument were performed on October 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31.
Blackbody only Internal calibrations were performed on October 1, 5, 8, 12, 15, 19, 22, 26, and 29.
Sunset Solar calibrations (MAM Raster scan) were performed on October 3, 17, and 31.

Lunar Scans

Lunar scans were performed on FM-5 during the month.
Date and time listed below:

121029 03:23:58.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
121029 05:05:27.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
121029 06:46:57.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
121029 08:28:27.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
121029 10:09:56.10 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
121029 20:19:18.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

121030 06:27:49.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
121030 08:09:19.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
121030 09:50:49.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
121030 11:32:18.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
121030 13:13:47.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

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November 2012

Summary of FM-5 Operations:

Regular Internal calibrations of the instrument were performed on November 7, 14, 21, and 28.
Blackbody only Internal calibrations were performed on November 2, 5, 9, 12, 16, 19, 23, 26, and 30.
Sunset Solar calibrations (MAM Raster scan) were performed on November 14 and 28.

Lunar Scans

Lunar scans were performed on FM-5 during the month.
Date and time listed below:

121127 21:13:47.10 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
121127 22:55:12.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

121128 00:36:42.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
121128 02:18:12.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
121128 03:59:41.10 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
121128 14:08:39.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

121129 00:17:37.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
121129 01:59:07.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
121129 03:40:36.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
121129 05:22:06.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
121129 07:03:36.10 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

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December 2012

Summary of FM-5 Operations:

Regular Internal calibrations of the instrument were performed on December 5, 12, 19, and 26.
Blackbody only Internal calibrations were performed on December 3, 7, 10, 14, 17, 21, 24, 28, and 31.
Sunset Solar calibrations (MAM Raster scan) were performed on December 12 and 26.

Lunar Scans

Lunar scans were performed on FM-5 during the month.
Date and time listed below:

121227 16:46:45.12 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
121227 18:28:16.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
121227 20:09:47.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
121227 21:51:18.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
121227 23:32:48.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

121228 09:41:53.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
121228 19:50:59.12 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
121228 21:32:30.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
121228 23:14:01.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

121229 00:55:32.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
121229 02:37:03.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

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January 2013

Summary of FM-5 Operations:

Regular Internal calibrations of the instrument were performed on January 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30.
Blackbody only Internal calibrations were performed on January 4, 7, 11, 14, 18, 21, 25, and 28.
Sunset Solar calibrations (MAM Raster scan) were performed on January 9 and 23.

Lunar Scans

Lunar scans were performed on FM-5 during the month.
Date and time listed below:

130126 12:21:58.11 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
130126 14:03:31.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
130126 15:45:04.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
130126 17:26:37.12 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
130126 19:08:10.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

130127 05:17:27.10 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
130127 15:26:44.12 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
130127 17:08:16.12 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
130127 18:49:49.11 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
130127 20:31:22.11 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
130127 22:12:55.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

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February 2013

Summary of FM-5 Operations:

Regular Internal calibrations of the instrument were performed on February 6, 13, 20, and 27.
Blackbody only Internal calibrations were performed on February 1, 4, 8, 11, 15, 18, 22, and 25.
Sunset Solar calibrations (MAM Raster scan) were performed on February 6 and 20.

Lunar Scans

Lunar scans were performed on FM-5 during the month.
Date and time listed below:

130225 02:54:19.12 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
130225 04:35:52.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
130225 06:17:25.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
130225 07:58:59.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
130225 09:40:32.10 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
130225 19:49:52.12 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

130226 05:59:12.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
130226 07:40:45.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
130226 09:22:19.12 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
130226 11:03:52.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
130226 12:45:25.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

Aqua-NPP Intercalibration

On February 17, the FM-5 instrument on NPP along with the FM-3 instrument on Aqua performed simultaneous nadir dwell scans for approximately 1 minute. Both spacecraft were flying over the exact same geolocated groundtrack region. The location was near Wilkes Land, Antarctica flying South to North.

130217 05:29:08.11 –> FM3/FM5 Intercomparison

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March 2013

Summary of FM-5 Operations:

Regular Internal calibrations of the instrument were performed on March 6, 13, 20, and 27.
Blackbody only Internal calibrations were performed on March 1, 4, 8, 11, 15, 18, 22, 25, and 29.
Sunset Solar calibrations (MAM Raster scan) were performed on March 6 and 20.

Lunar Scans

Lunar scans were performed on FM-5 during the month.
Date and time listed below:

130326 15:45:43.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
130326 17:27:16.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
130326 19:08:48.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
130326 20:50:20.11 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
130326 22:31:53.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

130327 08:41:06.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
130327 18:50:19.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
130327 20:31:52.12 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
130327 22:13:24.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
130327 23:54:56.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

130328 01:36:28.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

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April 2013

Summary of FM-5 Operations:

Regular Internal calibrations of the instrument were performed on April 3, 10, 17, and 24.
Blackbody only Internal calibrations were performed on April 1, 5, 8, 12, 15, 19, 22, 26, and 29.
Sunset Solar calibrations (MAM Raster scan) were performed on April 3 and 17.

Lunar Scans

Lunar scans were performed on FM-5 during the month.
Date and time listed below:

130425 02:55:26.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
130425 04:36:56.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
130425 06:18:27.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
130425 07:59:57.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
130425 09:41:28.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
130425 18:08:59.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
130425 19:50:29.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
130425 21:32:00.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

130426 05:59:31.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
130426 07:41:02.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
130426 09:22:32.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
130426 11:04:02.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
130426 12:45:33.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

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May 2013

Summary of FM-5 Operations:

Regular Internal calibrations of the instrument were performed on May 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29.
Blackbody only Internal calibrations were performed on May 3, 6, 10, 13, 17, 20, 24, 27, and 31.
Sunset Solar calibrations (MAM Raster scan) were performed on May 1, 15, and 29.

Lunar Scans

Lunar scans were performed on FM-5 during the month.
Date and time listed below:

130524 10:40:52.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
130524 12:22:22.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
130524 14:03:52.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
130524 15:45:22.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
130524 17:26:52.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

130525 03:36:16.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
130525 15:26:23.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
130525 17:07:53.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
130525 18:49:23.11 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
130525 20:30:54.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
130525 22:12:24.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

Terra-NPP Intercomparison Campaign

Beginning on May 5, the FM-5 instrument along with the FM-1 instrument on Terra will be part of the Terra/NPP Intercomparison campaign.

130505 03:45:42.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison
130505 05:27:09.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison
130505 07:08:42.10 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison

130507 18:21:09.13 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison
130507 20:02:42.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison
130507 21:44:09.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison
130507 23:25:42.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison

130510 08:56:42.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison
130510 10:38:09.18 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison
130510 12:19:42.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison
130510 14:01:09.13 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison

130513 02:55:09.12 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison
130513 04:36:35.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison

130515 19:11:42.12 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison
130515 20:53:35.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison
130515 22:34:42.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison

130518 08:05:42.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison
130518 09:47:09.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison
130518 11:28:42.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison
130518 13:10:09.12 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison
130518 14:51:42.12 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison

130521 00:22:42.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison
130521 02:04:09.12 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison
130521 03:45:42.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison

130523 18:21:09.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison
130523 20:02:42.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison
130523 21:44:09.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison
130523 23:25:42.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison

130526 08:56:42.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison
130526 10:38:09.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison
130526 12:19:42.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison
130526 14:01:09.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison

130529 02:55:09.10 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison
130529 04:36:35.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison

130531 17:30:35.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison
130531 19:11:42.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison
130531 20:53:09.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison
130531 22:34:42.12 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison

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June 2013

Summary of FM-5 Operations:

Regular Internal calibrations of the instrument were performed on June 5, 12, 19, and 26.
Blackbody only Internal calibrations were performed on June 3, 7, 10, 14, 17, 21, 24, and 28.
Sunset Solar calibrations (MAM Raster scan) were performed on June 12 and 26.

130622 13:09:33 –> WN Channel Fine Bridge Balance Value = 0 caused a WN Channel reset

Lunar Scans

Lunar scans were performed on FM-5 during the month.
Date and time listed below:

130622 18:24:33.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
130622 20:06:02.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
130622 21:47:32.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
130622 23:29:41.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

130623 01:11:03.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
130623 11:19:31.11 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
130623 21:29:03.11 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
130623 23:10:26.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

130624 00:51:49.10 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
130624 02:33:13.11 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
130624 04:14:36.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

Terra/Aqua/NPP Intercomparison Campaign

The FM-5 instrument along with the FM-1 instrument on Terra continued the Terra/NPP Intercomparison campaign during the month of June. The FM-3 instrument on Aqua joined the campaign for the month.

130603 08:05:42.09 –> Terra/AQUA/NPP Intercomparison
130603 09:47:09.11 –> Terra/AQUA/NPP Intercomparison
130603 11:28:42.11 –> Terra/AQUA/NPP Intercomparison
130603 13:10:09.11 –> Terra/AQUA/NPP Intercomparison

130606 02:04:09.11 –> Terra/AQUA/NPP Intercomparison
130606 03:45:42.09 –> Terra/AQUA/NPP Intercomparison
130606 05:27:09.11 –> Terra/AQUA/NPP Intercomparison
130606 07:08:42.11 –> Terra/AQUA/NPP Intercomparison

130608 16:39:42.12 –> Terra/AQUA/NPP Intercomparison
130608 18:21:09.11 –> Terra/AQUA/NPP Intercomparison
130608 20:02:42.11 –> Terra/AQUA/NPP Intercomparison
130608 21:44:09.12 –> Terra/AQUA/NPP Intercomparison

130611 08:56:42.12 –> Terra/AQUA/NPP Intercomparison
130611 10:38:09.12 –> Terra/AQUA/NPP Intercomparison
130611 12:19:42.11 –> Terra/AQUA/NPP Intercomparison
130611 14:01:09.11 –> Terra/AQUA/NPP Intercomparison
130611 15:42:42.11 –> Terra/AQUA/NPP Intercomparison

130614 02:54:42.11 –> Terra/AQUA/NPP Intercomparison
130614 04:36:35.09 –> Terra/AQUA/NPP Intercomparison
130614 11:32:45.11 –> AQUA/NPP Intercomparison

130616 17:30:09.11 –> Terra/AQUA/NPP Intercomparison
130616 19:11:42.12 –> Terra/AQUA/NPP Intercomparison
130616 20:53:09.11 –> Terra/AQUA/NPP Intercomparison
130616 22:34:42.10 –> Terra/AQUA/NPP Intercomparison

130619 08:05:42.11 –> Terra/AQUA/NPP Intercomparison
130619 09:47:09.11 –> Terra/AQUA/NPP Intercomparison
130619 11:28:42.12 –> Terra/AQUA/NPP Intercomparison
130619 13:10:09.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison

130622 03:45:42.11 –> Terra/AQUA/NPP Intercomparison
130622 05:27:09.11 –> Terra/AQUA/NPP Intercomparison
130622 07:08:42.11 –> Terra/AQUA/NPP Intercomparison

130624 18:21:09.11 –> Terra/AQUA/NPP Intercomparison
130624 20:02:42.11 –> Terra/AQUA/NPP Intercomparison
130624 21:44:09.12 –> Terra/AQUA/NPP Intercomparison
130624 23:25:42.09 –> Terra/AQUA/NPP Intercomparison

130627 08:56:35.08 –> Terra/AQUA/NPP Intercomparison
130627 10:38:09.11 –> AQUA/NPP Intercomparison
130627 12:19:35.08 –> Terra/AQUA/NPP Intercomparison
130627 14:01:09.11 –> Terra/AQUA/NPP Intercomparison

130630 02:54:42.11 –> Terra/AQUA/NPP Intercomparison
130630 04:36:35.11 –> Terra/AQUA/NPP Intercomparison

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July 2013

Summary of FM-5 Operations:

Regular Internal calibrations of the instrument were performed on July 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31.
Blackbody only Internal calibrations were performed on July 1, 5, 8, 12, 15, 19, 22, 26, and 29.
Sunset Solar calibrations (MAM Raster scan) were performed on July 10 and 24.

Lunar Scans

Lunar scans were performed on FM-5 during the month.
Date and time listed below:

130722 00:25:10.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
130722 02:06:40.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
130722 03:48:10.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
130722 05:30:24.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
130722 07:11:44.10 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
130722 19:01:37.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

130723 05:10:40.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
130723 06:52:06.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
130723 08:33:35.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
130723 10:15:05.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
130723 11:56:35.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

Terra/NPP Intercomparison Campaign

The FM-5 instrument along with the FM-1 instrument on Terra continued the Terra/NPP Intercomparison campaign during the month of July.

130702 17:30:09.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison
130702 19:11:42.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison
130702 20:53:09.13 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison
130702 22:34:42.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison

130705 08:05:42.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison
130705 09:47:09.12 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison
130705 11:28:42.10 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison
130705 13:10:09.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison

130708 03:45:42.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison
130708 05:27:09.12 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison

130710 18:21:09.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison
130710 20:02:35.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison
130710 21:44:09.13 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison
130710 23:25:35.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison

130713 08:56:35.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison
130713 10:37:42.12 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison
130713 12:19:35.10 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison
130713 14:00:42.10 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison

130716 01:13:09.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison
130716 02:54:42.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison
130716 04:36:09.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison

130718 15:48:42.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison
130718 17:30:09.12 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison
130718 19:11:42.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison
130718 20:53:09.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison

130721 09:47:09.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison
130721 11:28:42.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison
130721 13:10:09.12 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison
130721 14:51:42.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison

130724 00:22:42.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison
130724 02:04:09.12 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison
130724 03:45:42.12 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison

130726 18:21:09.12 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison
130726 20:02:42.10 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison
130726 21:44:09.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison
130726 23:25:42.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison

130729 08:56:42.13 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison
130729 10:38:09.09 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison
130729 12:19:42.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison

Aqua/NPP Intercomparison Campaign

The FM-5 instrument along with the FM-3 instrument on Aqua performed an Intercomparison on July 16.

130716 11:37:45.11 –> AQUA/NPP Matched Site Intercomparison

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August 2013

Summary of FM-5 Operations:

Regular Internal calibrations of the instrument were performed on August 7, 14, 21, and 28.
Blackbody only Internal calibrations were performed on August 2, 5, 9, 12, 16, 19, 23, 26, and 30.
Sunset Solar calibrations (MAM Raster scan) were performed on August 7 and 21.

Lunar Scans

Lunar scans were performed on FM-5 during the month.
Date and time listed below:

130820 08:06:43.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
130820 09:48:12.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
130820 11:29:42.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
130820 13:11:11.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
130820 14:53:27.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

130821 01:01:38.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
130821 12:52:12.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
130821 14:33:35.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
130821 16:15:04.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
130821 17:56:34.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
130821 19:38:04.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

Aqua/NPP Matched Site Intercomparison Campaign

The FM-5 instrument along with the FM-3 instrument on Aqua performed an Intercomparison on August 20.

130820 03:05:45.12 –> AQUA/NPP Matched Site Intercomparison

CERES Special Scanning – Tribute to Jim Miller

At the request of the CERES Science Team, the instrument was stowed as a silent tribute to the FM5 Instrument Program Manager, Jim Miller during the NPP orbit that passed over Norfolk, VA on the day of the memorial service.

130813 17:30:00.11 –> Jim Miller “Moment of Silence”

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September 2013

Summary of FM-5 Operations:

Regular Internal calibrations of the instrument were performed on September 4, 11, 18, and 25.
Blackbody only Internal calibrations were performed on September 2, 6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27, and 30.
Sunset Solar calibrations (MAM Raster scan) were performed on September 4 and 18.

The default lunar stare elevation positions were changed from 7.78, 12.78, and 17.78 to 13.78, 17.78, and 21.78 degrees. This was necessary to avoid housing and spacecraft blockages.

Lunar Scans

Lunar scans were performed on FM-5 during the month.
Date and time listed below:

130918 22:33:17.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

130919 00:14:47.10 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
130919 10:23:49.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
130919 22:14:46.10 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
130919 23:56:07.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

130920 01:37:28.12 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
130920 03:18:49.11 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
130920 05:00:10.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

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October 2013

Summary of FM-5 Operations:

Regular Internal calibrations of the instrument were performed on October 2, 9, 23, and 30.
Blackbody only Internal calibrations were performed on October 4, 7, 11, 14, 21, 25, and 28.
Sunset Solar calibrations (MAM Raster scan) were performed on October 2 and 30.

Aqua/NPP Matched Site Intercomparison Campaign

The FM-5 instrument along with the FM-3 instrument on Aqua performed an Intercomparison on October 1.

131001 18:30:45.12 –> AQUA/NPP Matched Site Intercomparison

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November 2013

Summary of FM-5 Operations:

Regular Internal calibrations of the instrument were performed on November 6, 13, 20, and 27.
Blackbody only Internal calibrations were performed on November 1, 4, 8, 11, 15, 18, 22, 25, and 29.
Sunset Solar calibrations (MAM Raster scan) were performed on November 13 and 27.

Lunar Scan profiles and a Shortwave Channel Data (change bridge balance set points to 150, 325, 400) patch were uploaded to FM-5 on November 13. A memory dump was performed before and after the upload.

131113 05:32:16.28 –> Memory Dump
131113 07:12:42.52 –> Memory Load: Lunar Scan Profiles and Shortwave Channel Data Patch
131113 07:15:58.11 –> Memory Dump

Lunar Scans

Lunar scans were performed on FM-5 during the month.
Date and time listed below:

131116 22:23:51.11 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

131117 00:05:16.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
131117 01:46:40.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
131117 03:28:05.10 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
131117 05:09:29.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
131117 15:18:01.10 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

131118 01:26:36.11 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
131118 03:08:03.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
131118 04:49:29.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
131118 06:30:55.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
131118 08:12:22.10 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

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December 2013

Summary of FM-5 Operations:

Regular Internal calibrations of the instrument were performed on December 4, 11, 18, and 25.
Blackbody only Internal calibrations were performed on December 2, 6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27, and 30.
Sunset Solar calibrations (MAM Raster scan) were performed on December 11 and 25.

Aqua/NPP Matched Site Intercomparison Campaign

The FM-5 instrument along with the FM-3 instrument on Aqua performed Intercomparisons on December 12 and 15.

131212 19:18:45.09 –> AQUA/NPP Matched Site Intercomparison
131215 09:57:50.12 –> AQUA/NPP Matched Site Intercomparison

Lunar Scans

Lunar scans were performed on FM-5 during the month.
Date and time listed below:

131216 16:15:39.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
131216 17:56:57.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
131216 19:38:26.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
131216 21:19:54.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
131216 23:01:22.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

131217 09:10:15.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
131217 19:19:09.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
131217 21:00:38.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
131217 22:42:08.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

131218 00:23:37.10 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
131218 02:05:06.11 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

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January 2014

Summary of FM-5 Operations:

Regular Internal calibrations of the instrument were performed on January 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29.
Blackbody only Internal calibrations were performed on January 3, 6, 10, 13, 17, 20, 24, 27, and 31.
A Sunset Solar calibration (MAM Raster scan) was performed on January 8. The planned Solar Calibration for January 22 was cancelled due to conflict with the Debris Avoidance Maneuver on January 21.

Lunar Scans

Lunar scans were performed on FM-5 during the month.
Date and time listed below:

140115 11:50:14.12 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
140115 13:31:44.11 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
140115 15:13:15.10 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
140115 16:54:46.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
140115 18:36:17.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

140116 04:45:22.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
140116 14:54:29.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
140116 16:36:01.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
140116 18:17:32.11 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
140116 19:59:03.10 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
140116 21:40:35.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

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February 2014

Summary of FM-5 Operations:

Regular Internal calibrations of the instrument were performed on February 5, 12, 19, and 26.
Blackbody only Internal calibrations were performed on February 3, 7, 10, 14, 17, 21, 24, and 28.
Sunset Solar calibrations (MAM Raster scan) were performed on February 5 and 19.

Lunar Scans

Lunar scans were performed on FM-5 during the month.
Date and time listed below:

140214 07:26:31.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
140214 09:08:03.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
140214 10:49:35.11 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
140214 12:31:07.11 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
140214 14:12:39.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

140215 00:21:51.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
140215 10:31:03.11 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
140215 12:12:35.11 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
140215 13:54:08.11 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
140215 15:35:40.11 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
140215 17:17:12.11 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

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March 2014

Summary of FM-5 Operations:

Regular Internal calibrations of the instrument were performed on March 5, 12, 19, and 26.
Blackbody only Internal calibrations were performed on March 3, 7, 10, 14, 17, 21, 24, 28, and 31.
Sunset Solar calibrations (MAM Raster scan) were performed on March 5 and 19.

Lunar Scans

Lunar scans were performed on FM-5 during the month.
Date and time listed below:

140315 23:40:18.11 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

140316 01:21:49.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
140316 03:03:20.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
140316 04:44:52.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
140316 06:26:23.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
140316 16:35:32.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

140317 02:44:42.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
140317 04:26:14.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
140317 06:07:46.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
140317 07:49:17.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
140317 09:30:49.10 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

Aqua/NPP Matched Site Intercomparison Campaign

The FM-5 instrument along with the FM-3 instrument on Aqua performed Intercomparisons on March 26.

140326 16:53:45.12 –> AQUA/NPP Matched Site Intercomparison

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April 2014

Summary of FM-5 Operations:

Regular Internal calibrations of the instrument were performed on April 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30.
Blackbody only Internal calibrations were performed on April 4, 7, 11, 14, 18, 21, 25, and 28.
Sunset Solar calibrations (MAM Raster scan) were performed on April 2, 16, and 30.

Lunar Scans

Lunar scans were performed on FM-5 during the month.
Date and time listed below:

140414 14:13:52.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
140414 15:55:21.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
140414 17:36:51.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
140414 19:18:21.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
140414 20:59:50.11 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

140415 03:45:50.10 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
140415 05:27:20.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
140415 07:08:50.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
140415 08:50:20.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
140415 10:31:50.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
140415 17:17:50.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
140415 18:59:21.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
140415 20:40:51.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
140415 22:22:21.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

140416 00:03:52.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

Aqua/NPP Matched Site Intercomparison Campaign

The FM-5 instrument along with the FM-3 instrument on Aqua performed Intercomparisons on April 1.

140401 00:44:45.12 –> AQUA/NPP Matched Site Intercomparison

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May 2014

Summary of FM-5 Operations:

Regular Internal calibrations of the instrument were performed on May 7, 14, 21, and 28.
Blackbody only Internal calibrations were performed on May 2, 5, 9, 12, 16, 19, 23, 26, and 30.
Sunset Solar calibrations (MAM Raster scan) were performed on May 14 and 28.

A patch was uploaded on May 7

140507 14:21:06.26 –> Memory Load: Patches allowing change of bridge balance and spacelook defined variables

Lunar Scans

Lunar scans were performed on FM-5 during the month.
Date and time listed below:

140514 01:23:10.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
140514 03:04:36.13 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
140514 04:46:03.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
140514 06:27:29.11 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
140514 08:08:56.11 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
140514 19:59:06.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

140515 06:07:50.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
140515 07:49:18.11 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
140515 09:30:46.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
140515 11:12:14.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
140515 12:53:41.12 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

Aqua/NPP Matched Site Intercomparison Campaign

The FM-5 instrument along with the FM-3 instrument on Aqua performed Intercomparisons on May 8 and 16.

140508 07:42:00.00 –> NADIR Scan not uploaded in time to complete FM3/FM5 intercomparison.

140516 07:38:45.11 –> AQUA/NPP Matched Site Intercomparison

Terra-NPP Intercomparison Campaign

Beginning on May 2, the FM-5 instrument along with the FM-1 instrument on Terra will be part of the Terra/NPP Intercomparison campaign.

140502 14:13:09.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
140502 15:54:42.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)

140505 04:48:42.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
140505 06:30:09.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
140505 08:11:42.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
140505 09:53:09.12 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)

140507 22:47:09.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison

140508 00:28:42.12 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison

140510 15:04:09.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
140510 16:45:42.12 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
140510 18:27:09.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)

140513 07:21:09.12 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison

140515 21:56:42.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
140515 23:38:09.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)

140516 01:19:42.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
140516 03:01:09.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)

140518 12:32:09.08 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
140518 14:13:42.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
140518 15:55:09.08 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
140518 17:36:42.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
140518 19:18:09.09 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)

140521 04:49:09.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
140521 06:30:42.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
140521 08:12:09.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
140521 09:53:42.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)

140523 21:06:09.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
140523 22:47:42.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)

140524 00:29:09.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
140524 02:10:42.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)

140526 11:41:42.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
140526 13:23:09.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
140526 15:04:42.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
140526 16:46:09.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)

140529 03:58:42.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
140529 05:40:09.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
140529 07:21:42.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
140529 09:03:09.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
140529 10:44:42.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)

140531 20:15:42.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
140531 21:57:09.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
140531 23:38:42.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)

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June 2014

Summary of FM-5 Operations:

Regular Internal calibrations of the instrument were performed on June 4, 11, 18, and 25.
Blackbody only Internal calibrations were performed on June 2, 6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27, and 30.
Sunset Solar calibrations (MAM Raster scan) were performed on June 11 and 25.

Lunar Scans

Lunar scans were performed on FM-5 during the month.
Date and time listed below:

140612 10:49:39.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
140612 12:31:02.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
140612 14:12:25.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
140612 15:53:49.12 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
140612 17:35:12.12 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

140613 03:43:35.11 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
140613 13:52:29.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
140613 15:33:59.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
140613 17:16:01.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
140613 18:57:26.11 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
140613 20:38:50.11 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

Aqua/NPP Matched Site Intercomparison Campaign

The FM-5 instrument along with the FM-3 instrument on Aqua performed Intercomparisons on June 11 and 25.

140611 23:14:45.11 –> AQUA/NPP Matched Site Intercomparison

140625 06:59:45.19 –> AQUA/NPP Matched Site Intercomparison

Terra-NPP Intercomparison Campaign

The FM-5 instrument along with the FM-1 instrument on Terra continued the Terra/NPP Intercomparison campaign. On June 1, the FM-3 instrument on Aqua joined the campaign.

140601 01:20:09.12 –> Terra/Aqua/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)

140603 12:32:42.10 –> Terra/Aqua/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
140603 14:14:09.11 –> Terra/Aqua/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
140603 15:55:42.11 –> Terra/Aqua/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
140603 17:37:09.13 –> Terra/Aqua/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
140603 19:18:42.11 –> Terra/Aqua/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)

140606 06:31:09.11 –> Terra/Aqua/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
140606 08:12:42.08 –> Terra/Aqua/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
140606 09:54:09.19 –> Terra/Aqua/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
140606 11:35:42.09 –> Terra/Aqua/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)

140608 21:06:35.11 –> Aqua/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
140608 22:48:09.11 –> Aqua/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)

140609 00:29:35.11 –> Terra/Aqua/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
140609 02:11:09.12 –> NPP Greenland Scanning *FM1/FM3 internal calibration this orbit.

140611 13:23:35.11 –> Terra/Aqua/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
140611 15:04:42.11 –> Terra/Aqua/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
140611 16:46:35.12 –> Terra/Aqua/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
140611 18:27:42.11 –> Terra/Aqua/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)

140614 05:40:35.11 –> Terra/Aqua/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
140614 07:22:09.11 –> Terra/Aqua/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
140614 09:03:35.11 –> Terra/Aqua/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
140614 10:45:09.11 –> Terra/Aqua/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)

140616 20:15:42.12 –> Terra/Aqua/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
140616 21:57:35.11 –> Terra/Aqua/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
140616 23:38:42.12 –> Terra/Aqua/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)

140617 01:20:35.11 –> Terra/Aqua/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)

140619 12:32:42.12 –> Terra/Aqua/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
140619 14:14:35.12 –> Terra/Aqua/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
140619 15:55:42.11 –> Terra/Aqua/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
140619 17:37:35.11 –> Terra/Aqua/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)

140622 04:49:42.11 –> Terra/Aqua/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
140622 06:31:09.11 –> Terra/Aqua/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
140622 08:12:42.10 –> Terra/Aqua/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
140622 09:54:09.11 –> Terra/Aqua/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
140622 11:35:42.11 –> Terra/Aqua/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)

140624 19:25:09.13 –> Terra/Aqua/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
140624 21:06:42.11 –> Terra/Aqua/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
140624 22:48:09.10 –> Terra/Aqua/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)

140625 00:29:42.11 –> Terra/Aqua/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)

140627 13:23:42.11 –> Terra/Aqua/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
140627 15:05:09.12 –> Terra/Aqua/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
140627 16:46:42.11 –> Terra/Aqua/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
140627 18:28:09.11 –> Terra/Aqua/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)

140630 03:59:09.11 –> Terra/Aqua/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
140630 05:40:42.11 –> Terra/Aqua/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
140630 07:22:09.12 –> Terra/Aqua/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
140630 09:03:42.11 –> Terra/Aqua/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
140630 10:45:09.11 –> Terra/Aqua/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)

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July 2014

Summary of FM-5 Operations:

Regular Internal calibrations of the instrument were performed on July 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30.
Blackbody only Internal calibrations were performed on July 4, 7, 11, 14, 18, 21, 25, and 28.
Sunset Solar calibrations (MAM Raster scan) were performed on July 9 and 23.

Lunar Scans

Lunar scans were performed on FM-5 during the month.
Date and time listed below:

140711 18:33:16.11 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
140711 20:14:37.11 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
140711 21:55:57.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
140711 23:37:18.10 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

140712 01:18:38.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
140712 11:26:49.12 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
140712 21:36:06.12 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
140712 23:17:28.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

140713 00:58:50.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
140713 02:40:17.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
140713 04:21:47.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

Aqua/NPP Matched Site Intercomparison Campaign

The FM-5 instrument along with the FM-3 instrument on Aqua performed Intercomparisons on July 19 and 27.

140719 07:51:45.12 –> AQUA/NPP Matched Site Intercomparison

140727 07:01:45.11 –> AQUA/NPP Matched Site Intercomparison

Terra-NPP Intercomparison Campaign

The FM-5 instrument along with the FM-1 instrument on Terra continued the Terra/NPP Intercomparison campaign.

140702 20:16:09.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
140702 21:57:42.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
140702 23:39:09.12 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)

140703 01:20:42.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)

140705 12:33:09.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
140705 14:14:42.12 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
140705 15:56:09.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
140705 17:37:42.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)

140708 03:08:42.08 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
140708 04:50:09.12 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
140708 06:31:42.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
140708 08:13:09.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
140708 09:54:42.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)

140710 19:25:42.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
140710 21:07:09.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
140710 22:48:42.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)

140711 00:30:09.12 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
140711 02:11:42.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)

140713 11:42:42.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
140713 13:24:09.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
140713 15:05:42.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
140713 16:47:09.12 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
140713 18:28:16.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)

140716 05:41:09.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
140716 07:22:42.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
140716 09:04:09.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
140716 10:45:42.12 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)

140718 18:35:09.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
140718 20:16:42.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
140718 21:58:09.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
140718 23:39:42.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)

140719 01:21:09.12 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)

140721 12:33:42.09 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
140721 14:15:09.13 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
140721 15:56:42.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
140721 17:38:09.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)

140724 04:50:42.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
140724 06:32:09.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
140724 08:13:42.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
140724 09:55:09.12 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)

140726 19:26:09.12 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
140726 21:07:42.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
140726 22:49:09.12 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)

140727 00:30:42.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
140727 02:12:09.12 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)

140729 11:43:09.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
140729 13:24:42.10 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
140729 15:06:09.12 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
140729 16:47:42.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)

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August 2014

Summary of FM-5 Operations:

Regular Internal calibrations of the instrument were performed on August 6, 13, 20, and 27.
Blackbody only Internal calibrations were performed on August 1, 4, 8, 11, 15, 18, 22, 25, and 29.
Sunset Solar calibrations (MAM Raster scan) were performed on August 6 and 20.

No science data is available from 14:20 UT through 19:20 UT. The spacecraft went into SAFE mode after a scheduled drag maneuver.

140808 –> FM5 Instrument Safing Event due to spacecraft altitude error (14:20 – 19:20)

Lunar Scans

Lunar scans were performed on FM-5 during the month.
Date and time listed below:

140810 00:33:46.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
140810 02:15:03.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
140810 03:56:21.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
140810 05:37:39.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
140810 07:18:57.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
140810 17:26:49.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

140811 03:35:59.12 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
140811 05:17:18.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
140811 06:58:38.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
140811 08:39:59.11 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
140811 10:21:29.11 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

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September 2014

Summary of FM-5 Operations:

Regular Internal calibrations of the instrument were performed on September 3, 10, 17, and 24.
Blackbody only Internal calibrations were performed on September 1, 5, 8, 12, 15, 19, 22, 26, and 29.
Sunset Solar calibrations (MAM Raster scan) were performed on September 3 and 17.

Lunar Scans

Lunar scans were performed on FM-5 during the month.
Date and time listed below:

140908 08:15:44.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
140908 09:57:01.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
140908 11:38:19.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
140908 13:19:36.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
140908 15:00:53.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

140909 01:08:44.11 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
140909 11:17:01.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
140909 12:58:30.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
140909 14:40:35.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
140909 16:21:55.11 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
140909 18:03:15.10 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

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October 2014

Summary of FM-5 Operations:

Regular Internal calibrations of the instrument were performed on October 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29.
Blackbody only Internal calibrations were performed on October 3, 6, 10, 13, 17, 20, 24, 27, and 31.
Sunset Solar calibrations (MAM Raster scan) were performed on October 1, 15, and 29.

Lunar Scans

Lunar scans were performed on FM-5 during the month.
Date and time listed below:

141007 17:37:52.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
141007 19:19:10.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
141007 21:00:29.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
141007 22:41:47.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

141008 00:23:06.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
141008 08:49:45.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
141008 10:31:05.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
141008 12:12:26.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
141008 20:39:11.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
141008 22:20:33.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

141009 00:01:55.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
141009 01:43:17.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
141009 03:24:40.11 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

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November 2014

Summary of FM-5 Operations:

Regular Internal calibrations of the instrument were performed on November 5, 12, 19, and 26.
Blackbody only Internal calibrations were performed on November 3, 7, 10, 14, 17, 21, 24, and 28.
Sunset Solar calibrations (MAM Raster scan) were performed on November 12 and 26.

Lunar Scans

Lunar scans were performed on FM-5 during the month.
Date and time listed below:

141106 04:40:24.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
141106 06:21:45.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
141106 08:03:07.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
141106 09:44:28.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
141106 11:25:50.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
141106 21:34:06.11 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

141107 09:23:52.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
141107 11:05:16.11 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
141107 12:46:41.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
141107 14:28:05.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
141107 16:09:30.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

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December 2014

Summary of FM-5 Operations:

Regular Internal calibrations of the instrument were performed on December 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31.
Blackbody only Internal calibrations were performed on December 1, 5, 8, 12, 15, 19, 22, 26, and 29.
Sunset Solar calibrations (MAM Raster scan) were performed on December 10 and 24.

141223 12:59:48 –> WN Channel Fine Bridge Balance Value = 0 caused a WN Channel reset

Lunar Scans

Lunar scans were performed on FM-5 during the month.
Date and time listed below:

141205 19:07:07.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
141205 20:48:33.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
141205 22:29:59.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

141206 00:11:25.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
141206 01:52:51.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
141206 12:01:30.12 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
141206 22:10:13.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
141206 23:51:41.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

141207 01:33:08.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
141207 03:14:36.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
141207 04:56:03.10 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

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January 2015

Summary of FM-5 Operations:

Regular Internal calibrations of the instrument were performed on January 7, 14, 21, and 28.
Blackbody only Internal calibrations were performed on January 2, 5, 9, 12, 16, 19, 23, 26, and 30.
Sunset Solar calibrations (MAM Raster scan) were performed on January 7 and 21.

Lunar Scans

Lunar scans were performed on FM-5 during the month.
Date and time listed below:

150104 11:16:46.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
150104 12:58:15.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
150104 14:39:44.11 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
150104 16:21:13.13 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
150104 18:02:43.10 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

150105 04:11:40.10 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
150105 14:20:39.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
150105 16:02:09.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
150105 17:43:39.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
150105 19:25:09.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
150105 21:06:40.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

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February 2015

Summary of FM-5 Operations:

Regular Internal calibrations of the instrument were performed on February 4, 11, 18, and 25.
Blackbody only Internal calibrations were performed on February 2, 6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, and 27.
Sunset Solar calibrations (MAM Raster scan) were performed on February 4 and 18.

Lunar Scans

Lunar scans were performed on FM-5 during the month.
Date and time listed below:

150203 06:50:33.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
150203 08:32:04.12 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
150203 10:13:36.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
150203 11:55:07.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
150203 13:36:38.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
150203 23:45:45.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

150204 09:54:53.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
150204 11:36:24.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
150204 13:17:56.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
150204 14:59:27.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
150204 16:40:59.12 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

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March 2015

Summary of FM-5 Operations:

Regular Internal calibrations of the instrument were performed on March 4, 11, 18, and 25.
Blackbody only Internal calibrations were performed on March 2, 6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27, and 30.
Sunset Solar calibrations (MAM Raster scan) were performed on March 4 and 18.

Lunar Scans

Lunar scans were performed on FM-5 during the month.
Date and time listed below:

150305 00:44:46.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
150305 02:26:17.10 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
150305 04:07:49.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
150305 05:49:20.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
150305 07:30:52.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
150305 17:40:01.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

150306 03:49:12.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
150306 05:30:43.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
150306 07:12:15.11 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
150306 08:53:47.11 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
150306 10:35:19.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

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April 2015

Summary of FM-5 Operations:

Regular Internal calibrations of the instrument were performed on April 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29.
Blackbody only Internal calibrations were performed on April 3, 6, 10, 13, 17, 20, 24, and 27.
Sunset Solar calibrations (MAM Raster scan) were performed on April 1, 15, and 29.

Lunar Scans

Lunar scans were performed on FM-5 during the month.
Date and time listed below:

150403 18:39:13.12 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
150403 20:20:44.11 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
150403 22:02:14.11 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
150403 23:43:45.11 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

150404 01:25:15.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
150404 11:34:19.11 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
150404 21:43:23.12 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
150404 23:24:54.11 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

150405 01:06:25.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
150405 02:47:55.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
150405 04:29:26.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

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May 2015

Summary of FM-5 Operations:

Regular Internal calibrations of the instrument were performed on May 6, 13, 20, and 27.
Blackbody only Internal calibrations were performed on May 1, 4, 8, 11, 15, 18, 22, 25, and 29.
Sunset Solar calibrations (MAM Raster scan) were performed on May 13 and 27.

Lunar Scans

Lunar scans were performed on FM-5 during the month.
Date and time listed below:

150503 10:51:40.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
150503 12:33:08.11 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
150503 14:14:37.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
150503 15:56:05.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
150503 17:37:34.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

150504 03:46:26.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
150504 13:55:19.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
150504 15:36:48.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
150504 17:18:17.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
150504 18:59:47.10 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
150504 20:41:16.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

Terra-NPP Intercomparison Campaign

Beginning on May 2, the FM-5 instrument along with the FM-1 instrument on Terra will be part of the Terra/NPP Intercomparison campaign.

150502 21:55:35.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
150502 23:37:09.12 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)

150503 01:18:35.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
150503 03:00:09.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)

150505 14:12:09.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
150505 15:53:42.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
150505 17:35:09.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
150505 19:16:42.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)

150508 04:47:42.12 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Corresponding FM1 Scans Were Not Executed)
150508 06:29:09.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Corresponding FM1 Scans Were Not Executed)
150508 08:10:42.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Corresponding FM1 Scans Were Not Executed)
150508 09:52:09.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Corresponding FM1 Scans Were Not Executed)
150508 11:33:42.09 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Corresponding FM1 Scans Were Not Executed)

150510 21:04:42.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
150510 22:46:09.12 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)

150511 00:27:42.12 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
150511 02:09:09.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
150511 03:50:42.12 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)

150513 13:21:42.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
150513 15:03:09.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
150513 16:44:42.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
150513 18:26:09.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)

150516 05:38:42.12 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
150516 07:20:09.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
150516 09:01:42.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
150516 10:43:09.12 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
150516 12:24:42.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)

150518 23:37:09.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)

150519 01:18:42.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
150519 03:00:09.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
150519 04:41:42.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)

150521 14:12:35.12 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
150521 15:54:09.12 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
150521 17:35:35.12 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
150521 19:17:09.10 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)

150524 06:29:35.08 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
150524 08:10:42.12 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
150524 09:52:35.09 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
150524 11:33:42.12 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)

150526 19:23:09.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
150526 21:04:42.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
150526 22:46:09.10 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)

150527 00:27:42.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
150527 02:09:09.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
150527 03:50:42.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)

150529 13:21:42.12 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
150529 15:03:09.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
150529 16:44:42.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
150529 18:26:09.12 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
150529 20:07:42.12 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)

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June 2015

Summary of FM-5 Operations:

Regular Internal calibrations of the instrument were performed on June 3, 10, 17, and 24.
Blackbody only Internal calibrations were performed on June 1, 5, 8, 12, 15, 19, 22, 26, and 29.
Sunset Solar calibrations (MAM Raster scan) were performed on June 10 and 24.

Lunar Scans

Lunar scans were performed on FM-5 during the month.
Date and time listed below:

150601 23:40:56.10 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

150602 01:22:21.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
150602 03:03:47.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
150602 04:45:12.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
150602 06:26:38.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
150602 16:35:17.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

150603 02:44:17.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
150603 04:25:47.10 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
150603 06:07:17.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
150603 07:48:47.11 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
150603 09:30:48.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

Terra/Aqua/NPP Intercomparison Campaign

The FM-5 instrument along with the FM-1 instrument on Terra continued the Terra/NPP Intercomparison campaign. On June 1, the FM-3 instrument on Aqua joined the campaign.

150601 05:38:42.11 –> Terra/AQUA/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
150601 07:20:09.12 –> Terra/AQUA/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
150601 09:01:42.11 –> Terra/AQUA/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
150601 10:43:09.11 –> Terra/AQUA/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
150601 12:24:42.11 –> Terra/AQUA/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)

150603 23:38:38.11 –> Terra/AQUA/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)

150604 01:18:42.11 –> Terra/AQUA/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
150604 03:00:09.12 –> Terra/AQUA/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
150604 04:41:42.08 –> Terra/AQUA/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)

150606 14:12:35.11 –> Terra/AQUA/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
150606 15:53:42.13 –> Terra/AQUA/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
150606 17:35:35.11 –> Terra/AQUA/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
150606 19:16:42.11 –> Terra/AQUA/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)

150609 06:29:09.11 –> Terra/AQUA/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
150609 08:10:42.12 –> Terra/AQUA/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
150609 09:52:09.11 –> Terra/AQUA/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
150609 11:33:42.11 –> Terra/AQUA/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)

150611 21:04:42.11 –> Terra/AQUA/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
150611 22:46:09.11 –> Terra/AQUA/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)

150612 00:27:42.10 –> AQUA/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
150612 02:09:09.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
150612 03:50:42.11 –> Terra/AQUA/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)

150614 13:21:42.12 –> Terra/AQUA/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
150614 15:03:09.11 –> Terra/AQUA/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
150614 16:44:42.11 –> Terra/AQUA/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
150614 18:26:09.12 –> Terra/AQUA/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
150614 20:07:42.11 –> Terra/AQUA/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)

150617 05:38:42.11 –> Terra/AQUA/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
150617 07:20:09.11 –> Terra/AQUA/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
150617 09:01:42.12 –> Terra/AQUA/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
150617 10:43:09.11 –> Terra/AQUA/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
150617 12:24:42.11 –> Terra/AQUA/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)

150619 21:55:35.12 –> Terra/AQUA/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
150619 23:36:42.11 –> Terra/AQUA/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)

150620 01:18:35.13 –> Terra/AQUA/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
150620 02:59:42.11 –> Terra/AQUA/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)

150622 15:53:42.12 –> Terra/AQUA/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
150622 17:35:09.11 –> Terra/AQUA/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
150622 19:16:42.11 –> Terra/AQUA/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)

150625 06:29:09.11 –> Terra/AQUA/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
150625 08:10:42.11 –> Terra/AQUA/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
150625 09:52:09.12 –> Terra/AQUA/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
150625 11:33:42.13 –> Terra/AQUA/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)

150627 21:04:42.12 –> Terra/AQUA/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
150627 22:46:09.11 –> Terra/AQUA/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)

150628 00:27:42.11 –> Terra/AQUA/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
150628 02:09:09.11 –> Terra/AQUA/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
150628 03:50:42.10 –> Terra/AQUA/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)

150630 13:21:35.11 –> Terra/AQUA/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
150630 15:03:09.13 –> Terra/AQUA/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
150630 16:44:35.09 –> Terra/AQUA/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
150630 18:26:09.11 –> Terra/AQUA/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
150630 20:07:35.08 –> Terra/AQUA/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)

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July 2015

Summary of FM-5 Operations:

Regular Internal calibrations of the instrument were performed on July 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29.
Blackbody only Internal calibrations were performed on July 3, 6, 10, 13, 17, 20, 24, 27, and 31.
Sunset Solar calibrations (MAM Raster scan) were performed on July 8 and 22.

Lunar Scans

Lunar scans were performed on FM-5 during the month.
Date and time listed below:

150701 09:05:48.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
150701 10:47:10.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
150701 12:28:33.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
150701 14:09:55.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
150701 15:51:18.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

150702 01:59:41.11 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
150702 12:09:09.11 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
150702 13:50:32.11 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
150702 15:31:56.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
150702 17:13:19.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
150702 18:54:43.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

150730 18:29:17.10 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
150730 20:10:37.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
150730 21:51:57.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
150730 23:33:17.12 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
150731 01:14:38.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

150731 11:22:42.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
150731 21:32:00.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
150731 23:13:22.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

Terra-NPP Intercomparison Campaign

The FM-5 instrument along with the FM-1 instrument on Terra continued the Terra/NPP Intercomparison campaign.The campaign completed on July 30.

150703 05:38:09.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
150703 07:19:42.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
150703 09:01:09.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
150703 10:42:42.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
150703 12:24:09.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)

150705 21:55:09.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
150705 23:36:42.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)

150706 01:18:09.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
150706 02:59:42.09 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
150706 04:41:09.12 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)

150708 14:12:09.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
150708 15:53:42.12 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
150708 17:35:09.12 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
150708 19:16:42.12 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
150708 20:58:09.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)

150711 06:29:09.12 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
150711 08:10:35.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
150711 09:52:09.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
150711 11:33:35.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)

150713 22:45:42.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)

150714 00:27:09.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
150714 02:08:42.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
150714 03:50:09.12 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)

150716 13:21:09.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
150716 15:02:42.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland) – Partial intercompare
150716 –> Spacecraft Commanding Error – Missing crosstrack data and missed intercomparison
150716 18:25:42.12 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland) – Azimuth not commanded to spare 1
150716 20:07:09.10 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland) – Azimuth not commanded to spare 1

150719 07:19:42.08 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
150719 09:01:09.12 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
150719 10:42:42.09 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
150719 12:24:09.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)

150721 21:55:09.12 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
150721 23:36:42.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)

150722 01:18:09.10 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
150722 02:59:42.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
150722 04:41:09.12 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)

150724 14:11:42.10 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
150724 15:53:35.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
150724 17:34:42.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
150724 19:16:35.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)

150727 06:28:42.13 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
150727 08:10:09.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
150727 09:51:42.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
150727 11:33:09.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
150727 13:14:42.12 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)

150729 22:45:42.08 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)

150730 00:27:09.12 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
150730 02:08:42.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
150730 03:50:09.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
150730 05:31:42.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)

Special Glint Tests

Special Glint tests were performed on FM-5 during the month.

150707 04:04:52.11 –> Begin FM5 Special “Glint” Test
150707 04:22:00.11 –> Complete FM5 Special “Glint” Test, return to normal crosstrack scanning

150723 22:36:52.12 –> Begin FM5 Special “Glint” Test
150723 22:57:00.11 –> Complete FM5 Special “Glint” Test, return to normal crosstrack scanning

150728 04:06:52.11 –> Begin FM5 Special “Glint” Test
150728 04:27:00.11 –> Complete FM5 Special “Glint” Test, return to normal crosstrack scanning

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August 2015

Summary of FM-5 Operations:

Regular Internal calibrations of the instrument were performed on Aug 5, 12, 19, and 26.
Blackbody only Internal calibrations were performed on August 3, 7, 10, 14, 17, 21, 24, 28, and 31.
Sunset Solar calibrations (MAM Raster scan) were performed on August 5 and 19.

Lunar Scans

Lunar scans were performed on FM-5 during the month.
Date and time listed below:

150801 00:54:43.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
150801 02:36:05.12 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
150801 04:17:27.12 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

150829 02:10:13.12 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
150829 03:51:31.11 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
150829 05:32:49.11 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
150829 07:14:07.11 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
150829 08:55:26.10 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
150829 19:03:20.11 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

150830 05:11:33.10 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
150830 06:53:51.11 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
150830 08:35:11.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
150830 10:16:32.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
150830 11:57:52.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

Special Glint Tests

Special Glint tests were performed on FM-5 during the month.

150804 03:34:23.87 –> Begin FM5 Special “Glint” Test
150804 03:54:30.11 –> Complete FM5 Special “Glint” Test, return to normal crosstrack scanning

150806 21:32:55.53 –> Begin FM5 Special “Glint” Test
150806 21:53:00.09 –> Complete FM5 Special “Glint” Test, return to normal crosstrack scanning

150811 21:38:24.00 –> Begin FM5 Special “Glint” Test
150811 21:58:30.11 –> Complete FM5 Special “Glint” Test, return to normal crosstrack scanning

150813 22:41:58.17 –> Begin FM5 Special “Glint” Test
150813 23:02:00.12 –> Complete FM5 Special “Glint” Test, return to normal crosstrack scanning

150818 16:01:26.43 –> Begin FM5 Special “Glint” Test
150818 16:21:30.10 –> Complete FM5 Special “Glint” Test, return to normal crosstrack scanning

150820 03:32:53.34 –> Begin FM5 Special “Glint” Test
150820 03:53:00.11 –> Complete FM5 Special “Glint” Test, return to normal crosstrack scanning

150825 03:38:28.64 –> Begin FM5 Special “Glint” Test
150825 03:58:30.11 –> Complete FM5 Special “Glint” Test, return to normal crosstrack scanning

150827 16:36:22.90 –> Begin FM5 Special “Glint” Test
150827 16:56:30.10 –> Complete FM5 Special “Glint” Test, return to normal crosstrack scanning

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September 2015

Summary of FM-5 Operations:

Regular Internal calibrations of the instrument were performed on September 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30.
Blackbody only Internal calibrations were performed on September 4, 7, 11, 14, 18, 21, 25, and 28.
Sunset Solar calibrations (MAM Raster scan) were performed on September 2, 16, and 30.

A new CERES elevation profile for glint characterization was uploaded to FM-5 on September 3. A memory dump was performed after the upload.

150903 16:27:09.52 –> FM5 memory load profile 10
150903 16:28:46.86 –> FM5 memory dump

Lunar Scans

Lunar scans were performed on FM-5 during the month.
Date and time listed below:

150927 09:50:17.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
150927 11:31:35.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
150927 13:12:52.12 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
150927 14:54:10.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
150927 16:35:28.10 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

150928 01:02:02.12 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
150928 02:43:21.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
150928 04:24:40.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
150928 12:51:21.10 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
150928 14:32:41.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
150928 16:14:02.10 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
150928 17:55:23.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
150928 19:36:47.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

Special Glint Tests

Special Glint tests were performed on FM-5 during the month.

150901 03:05:53.38 –> Begin FM5 Special “Glint” Test
150901 03:26:00.12 –> Complete FM5 Special “Glint” Test, return to normal crosstrack scanning

150903 00:45:57.83 –> Begin FM5 Special “Glint” Test
150903 01:06:00.19 –> Complete FM5 Special “Glint” Test, return to normal crosstrack scanning

150908 16:05:26.00 –> Begin FM5 Special “Glint” Test
150908 16:25:30.11 –> Complete FM5 Special “Glint” Test, return to normal crosstrack scanning

150910 22:12:56.17 –> Begin FM5 Special “Glint” Test
150910 22:33:00.11 –> Complete FM5 Special “Glint” Test, return to normal crosstrack scanning

150915 03:41:56.18 –> Begin FM5 Special “Glint” Test
150915 04:02:00.11 –> Complete FM5 Special “Glint” Test, return to normal crosstrack scanning

150917 14:54:28.01 –> Begin FM5 Special “Glint” Test
150917 15:14:30.11 –> Complete FM5 Special “Glint” Test, return to normal crosstrack scanning

150922 03:09:28.36 –> Begin FM5 Special “Glint” Test
150922 03:29:30.09 –> Complete FM5 Special “Glint” Test, return to normal crosstrack scanning

150924 00:49:26.45 –> Begin FM5 Special “Glint” Test
150924 01:09:30.11 –> Complete FM5 Special “Glint” Test, return to normal crosstrack scanning

150929 16:08:55.14 –> Begin FM5 Special “Glint” Test
150929 16:29:00.11 –> Complete FM5 Special “Glint” Test, return to normal crosstrack scanning

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October 2015

Summary of FM-5 Operations:

Regular Internal calibrations of the instrument were performed on October 7, 14, 21, and 28.
Blackbody only Internal calibrations were performed on October 2, 5, 10, 12, 16, 19, 23, 26, and 30.
Sunset Solar calibrations (MAM Raster scan) were performed on October 14 and 28.

Lunar Scans

Lunar scans were performed on FM-5 during the month.
Date and time listed below:

151026 19:11:45.11 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
151026 20:53:04.11 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
151026 22:34:24.11 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

151027 00:15:43.11 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
151027 01:57:03.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
151027 12:05:08.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
151027 22:13:19.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
151027 23:54:42.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

151028 01:36:04.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
151028 03:17:27.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
151028 04:58:50.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

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November 2015

Summary of FM-5 Operations:

Regular Internal calibrations of the instrument were performed on November 4, 11, 18, and 25.
Blackbody only Internal calibrations were performed on November 2, 6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27, and 30.
Sunset Solar calibrations (MAM Raster scan) were performed on November 11 and 25.

Lunar Scans

Lunar scans were performed on FM-5 during the month.
Date and time listed below:

151125 06:15:01.11 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
151125 07:56:24.11 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
151125 09:37:48.12 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
151125 11:19:11.12 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
151125 13:00:35.11 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
151125 23:09:01.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

151126 09:59:46.47 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
151126 10:58:58.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
151126 12:40:24.10 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
151126 14:21:49.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
151126 16:03:15.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

Aqua/NPP Nadir Dwells

The FM-5 instrument along with the FM-3 instrument on Aqua performed nadir dwell scans in November.

151111 14:07:15.13 –> FM3/FM5 Nadir Dwell

151114 01:26:38.11 –> FM3/FM5 Nadir Dwell

151127 14:05:32.11 –> FM3/FM5 Nadir Dwell

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December 2015

Summary of FM-5 Operations:

Regular Internal calibrations of the instrument were performed on December 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30.
Blackbody only Internal calibrations were performed on December 4, 7, 11, 14, 18, 21, 25, and 28.
Sunset Solar calibrations (MAM Raster scan) were performed on December 9 and 23.

Lunar Scans

Lunar scans were performed on FM-5 during the month.
Date and time listed below:

151224 17:19:32.11 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
151224 19:00:59.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
151224 20:42:27.11 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
151224 22:23:54.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

151225 00:05:22.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
151225 11:55:37.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
151225 22:54:17.87 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
151225 23:45:57.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

151226 01:27:26.10 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
151226 03:08:54.11 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
151226 04:50:23.11 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

Aqua/NPP Nadir Dwells

The FM-5 instrument along with the FM-3 instrument on Aqua performed nadir dwell scans in December.

151213 14:05:21.12 –> FM3/FM5 Nadir Dwell

151226 17:39:21.09 –> FM3/FM5 Nadir Dwell

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January 2016

Summary of FM-5 Operations:

Regular Internal calibrations of the instrument were performed on January 6, 13, 20, and 27.
Blackbody only Internal calibrations were performed on January 1, 4, 8, 11, 15, 18, 22, 25, and 29.
Sunset Solar calibrations (MAM Raster scan) were performed on January 6 and 20.

Lunar Scans

Lunar scans were performed on FM-5 during the month.
Date and time listed below:

160123 09:30:00.11 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
160123 11:11:30.11 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
160123 12:53:00.11 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
160123 14:34:30.10 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
160123 16:16:01.11 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

160124 02:25:04.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
160124 12:34:08.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
160124 14:15:39.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
160124 15:57:10.10 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
160124 17:38:41.11 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
160124 19:20:12.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

Aqua/NPP Nadir Dwells

The FM-5 instrument along with the FM-3 instrument on Aqua performed nadir dwell scans in January.

160114 15:45:45.11 –> FM3/FM5 Nadir Dwell

160122 13:15:20.11 –> FM3/FM5 Nadir Dwell

160130 10:46:45.11 –> FM3/FM5 Nadir Dwell

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February 2016

Summary of FM-5 Operations:

Regular Internal calibrations of the instrument were performed on February 3, 10, 17, and 24.
Blackbody only Internal calibrations were performed on February 1, 5, 8, 12, 15, 19, 22, 26, and 29.
Sunset Solar calibrations (MAM Raster scan) were performed on February 3 and 17.

Lunar Scans

Lunar scans were performed on FM-5 during the month.
Date and time listed below:

160222 01:41:52.12 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
160222 03:23:23.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
160222 05:04:55.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
160222 06:46:26.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
160222 08:27:58.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
160222 18:37:07.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

160223 04:46:18.12 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
160223 06:27:50.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
160223 08:09:22.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
160223 09:50:53.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
160223 11:32:25.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

Aqua/NPP Nadir Dwells

The FM-5 instrument along with the FM-3 instrument on Aqua performed nadir dwell scans in February.

160210 02:14:15.13 –> NADIR scan rejected due to improper instrument mode

160226 03:52:38.11 –> FM3/FM5 Nadir Dwell

160228 21:47:21.08 –> FM3/FM5 Nadir Dwell

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March 2016

Summary of FM-5 Operations:

Regular Internal calibrations of the instrument were performed on March 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30.
Blackbody only Internal calibrations were performed on March 4, 7, 11, 14, 18, 21, 25 and 28.
Sunset Solar calibrations (MAM Raster scan) were performed on March 2, 16, and 30.

Lunar Scans

Lunar scans were performed on FM-5 during the month.
Date and time listed below:

160322 19:36:15.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
160322 21:17:46.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
160322 22:59:18.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

160323 00:40:49.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
160323 02:22:20.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
160323 10:49:57.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
160323 12:31:28.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
160323 22:40:38.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

160324 00:22:09.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
160324 02:03:41.11 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
160324 03:45:12.12 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
160324 05:26:44.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

Aqua/NPP Nadir Dwells

The FM-5 instrument along with the FM-3 instrument on Aqua was scheduled to perform a nadir dwell scan in March.

160307 19:21:03.31 –> FM3/FM5 Nadir Dwell (FM5 Did not complete)

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April 2016

Summary of FM-5 Operations:

Regular Internal calibrations of the instrument were performed on April 6, 13, 20, and 27.
Blackbody only Internal calibrations were performed on April 1, 4, 8, 11, 15, 18, 22, 25, and 29.
Sunset Solar calibrations (MAM Raster scan) were performed on April 13 and 27.

Lunar Scans

Lunar scans were performed on FM-5 during the month.
Date and time listed below:

160421 11:49:50.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
160421 13:31:20.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
160421 15:12:49.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
160421 16:54:19.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
160421 18:35:49.11 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

160422 04:44:50.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
160422 14:53:51.10 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
160422 16:35:22.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
160422 18:16:52.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
160422 19:58:22.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
160422 21:39:53.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

Aqua/NPP Nadir Dwells

The FM-5 instrument along with the FM-3 instrument on Aqua performed nadir dwell scans in April.

160422 03:03:38.09 –> FM3/FM5 Nadir Dwell

160430 03:01:56.11 –> FM3/FM5 Nadir Dwell

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May 2016

Summary of FM-5 Operations:

Regular Internal calibrations of the instrument were performed on May 4, 11, 18, and 25.
Blackbody only Internal calibrations were performed on May 2, 6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27, and 30.
Sunset Solar calibrations (MAM Raster scan) were performed on May 11 and 25.

Lunar Scans

Lunar scans were performed on FM-5 during the month.
Date and time listed below:

160521 07:25:40.12 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
160521 09:07:08.10 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
160521 10:48:36.11 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
160521 20:57:30.11 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

160522 07:06:30.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
160522 08:48:00.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
160522 10:30:18.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
160522 12:11:47.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
160522 13:53:15.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

Aqua/NPP Nadir Dwells

The FM-5 instrument along with the FM-3 instrument on Aqua performed nadir dwell scans in May.

160513 10:45:26.10 –> FM3/FM5 Nadir Dwell

160526 18:28:50.12 –> FM3/FM5 Nadir Dwell

Terra-NPP Intercomparison Campaign

Beginning on May 2, the FM-5 instrument along with the FM-1 instrument on Terra will be part of the Terra/NPP Intercomparison campaign.

160502 08:57:42.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
160502 10:39:35.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
160502 12:20:42.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
160502 14:02:35.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)

160505 01:14:42.12 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
160505 02:56:09.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
160505 04:37:42.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
160505 06:19:09.13 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)

160507 15:50:09.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
160507 17:31:42.12 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
160507 19:13:09.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
160507 20:54:42.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)

160510 08:07:09.12 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
160510 09:48:42.12 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
160510 11:30:09.12 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
160510 13:11:42.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)

160513 00:24:09.12 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
160513 02:05:42.09 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
160513 03:47:09.12 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
160513 05:28:42.08 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)

160515 16:41:09.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
160515 18:22:42.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
160515 20:04:09.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
160515 21:45:42.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)

160518 07:16:35.12 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
160518 08:57:42.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
160518 10:39:35.12 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
160518 12:20:42.12 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
160518 14:02:35.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)

160521 01:14:42.12 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
160521 02:56:09.12 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
160521 04:37:42.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
160521 06:19:09.12 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)

160523 15:50:09.12 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
160523 17:31:42.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
160523 19:13:09.12 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
160523 20:54:42.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
160523 22:36:09.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)

160526 08:07:09.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
160526 09:48:42.12 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
160526 11:30:09.12 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
160526 13:11:42.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
160526 14:53:09.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)

160529 00:24:09.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
160529 02:05:42.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
160529 03:47:09.12 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
160529 05:28:42.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)

160531 16:41:09.12 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
160531 18:22:42.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
160531 20:04:09.12 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
160531 21:45:42.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
160531 23:27:09.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)

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June 2016

Summary of FM-5 Operations:

Regular Internal calibrations of the instrument were performed on June 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29.
Blackbody only Internal calibrations were performed on June 3, 6, 10, 13, 17, 20, 24, and 27.
Sunset Solar calibrations (MAM Raster scan) were performed on June 8 and 22.

Lunar Scans

Lunar scans were performed on FM-5 during the month.
Date and time listed below:

160619 18:32:16.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
160619 20:13:47.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
160619 21:55:16.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
160619 23:36:46.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

160620 01:18:16.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
160620 11:27:15.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
160620 21:36:14.10 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
160620 23:17:44.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

160621 00:59:13.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
160621 02:40:44.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
160621 04:22:14.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

Aqua/NPP Nadir Dwells

The FM-5 instrument along with the FM-3 instrument on Aqua performed a nadir dwell scan in June.

160611 21:48:03.11 –> FM3/FM5 Nadir Dwell

Terra/Aqua/NPP Intercomparison Campaign

The FM-5 instrument along with the FM-1 instrument on Terra continued the Terra/NPP Intercomparison campaign. On June 3, the FM-3 instrument on Aqua joined the campaign.

160603 07:16:35.11 –> Terra/AQUA/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
160603 08:57:42.11 –> Terra/AQUA/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
160603 10:39:35.11 –> Terra/AQUA/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
160603 12:20:42.11 –> Terra/AQUA/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
160603 14:02:35.11 –> Terra/AQUA/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)

160606 01:14:42.11 –> Terra/AQUA/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
160606 02:56:09.11 –> Terra/AQUA/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
160606 04:37:42.11 –> Terra/AQUA/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
160606 06:19:09.12 –> Terra/AQUA/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)

160608 15:50:09.11 –> Terra/AQUA/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
160608 17:31:42.11 –> Terra/AQUA/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
160608 19:13:09.12 –> Terra/AQUA/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
160608 20:54:42.11 –> Terra/AQUA/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
160608 22:36:09.11 –> Terra/AQUA/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)

160611 08:07:09.11 –> Terra/AQUA/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
160611 09:48:42.12 –> Terra/AQUA/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
160611 11:30:09.11 –> Terra/AQUA/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
160611 13:11:42.11 –> Terra/AQUA/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
160611 14:53:09.11 –> Terra/AQUA/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)

160614 00:24:09.11 –> Terra/AQUA/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
160614 02:05:42.08 –> Terra/AQUA/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
160614 03:47:09.11 –> Terra/AQUA/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
160614 05:28:42.11 –> Terra/AQUA/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)

160616 16:41:09.11 –> Terra/AQUA/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
160616 18:22:35.10 –> Terra/AQUA/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
160616 20:04:09.11 –> Terra/AQUA/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
160616 21:45:35.11 –> Terra/AQUA/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
160616 23:27:09.11 –> Terra/AQUA/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)

160619 08:57:42.11 –> Terra/AQUA/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
160619 10:39:09.12 –> Terra/AQUA/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
160619 12:20:42.12 –> Terra/AQUA/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
160619 14:02:09.11 –> Terra/AQUA/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)

160622 01:14:42.11 –> Terra/AQUA/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
160622 02:56:09.11 –> Terra/AQUA/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
160622 04:37:42.12 –> Terra/AQUA/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
160622 06:19:09.11 –> Terra/AQUA/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)

160624 15:50:09.12 –> Terra/AQUA/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
160624 17:31:42.10 –> Terra/AQUA/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
160624 19:13:09.12 –> Terra/AQUA/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
160624 20:54:42.11 –> Terra/AQUA/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
160624 22:36:09.11 –> Terra/AQUA/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)

160627 08:07:09.11 –> Terra/AQUA/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
160627 09:48:42.11 –> Terra/AQUA/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
160627 11:30:09.10 –> Terra/AQUA/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
160627 13:11:42.11 –> Terra/AQUA/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
160627 14:53:09.11 –> Terra/AQUA/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)

160630 00:24:09.11 –> Terra/AQUA/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
160630 02:05:35.11 –> Terra/AQUA/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
160630 03:47:09.11 –> Terra/AQUA/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
160630 05:28:35.11 –> Terra/AQUA/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)

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July 2016

Summary of FM-5 Operations:

Regular Internal calibrations of the instrument were performed on July 6, 13, 20, and 27.
Blackbody only Internal calibrations were performed on July 1, 4, 7, 11, 15, 18, 22, 25, and 29.
Sunset Solar calibrations (MAM Raster scan) were performed on July 6 and 20.

Lunar Scans

Lunar scans were performed on FM-5 during the month.
Date and time listed below:

160719 05:37:20.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
160719 07:18:51.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
160719 09:00:20.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
160719 10:41:50.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
160719 12:23:19.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
160719 22:32:18.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

160720 08:41:15.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
160720 10:22:45.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
160720 12:04:14.10 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
160720 13:45:43.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
160720 15:27:13.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

Aqua/NPP Nadir Dwells

The FM-5 instrument along with the FM-3 instrument on Aqua performed nadir dwell scans in July.

160716 15:43:14.11 –> FM3/FM5 Nadir Dwell

160729 18:22:57.11 –> FM3/FM5 Nadir Dwell

Terra-NPP Intercomparison Campaign

The FM-5 instrument along with the FM-1 instrument on Terra continued the Terra/NPP Intercomparison campaign.

160702 16:40:42.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
160702 18:22:35.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
160702 20:03:42.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
160702 21:45:09.12 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
160702 23:26:42.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)

160705 08:57:42.09 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
160705 10:39:09.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
160705 12:20:42.12 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
160705 14:02:09.10 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)

160708 01:14:42.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
160708 02:56:09.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
160708 04:37:42.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
160708 06:19:09.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)

160710 15:50:09.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
160710 17:31:42.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
160710 19:13:09.12 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
160710 20:54:42.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
160710 22:36:09.10 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)

160713 08:07:09.12 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
160713 09:48:35.10 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
160713 11:30:09.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
160713 13:11:35.12 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
160713 14:53:09.12 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)

160716 00:23:42.12 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
160716 02:05:35.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
160716 03:46:42.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
160716 05:28:35.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)

160718 16:40:42.10 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
160718 18:22:09.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
160718 20:03:42.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
160718 21:45:09.12 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
160718 23:26:42.12 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)

160721 08:57:42.10 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
160721 10:39:09.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
160721 12:20:42.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
160721 14:02:09.12 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)

160724 01:14:42.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
160724 02:56:09.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
160724 04:37:42.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)

160726 15:50:09.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
160726 17:31:35.12 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
160726 19:13:09.12 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
160726 20:54:35.10 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
160726 22:36:09.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)

160729 08:06:42.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
160729 09:48:09.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
160729 11:29:42.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
160729 13:11:09.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
160729 14:52:42.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)

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August 2016

Summary of FM-5 Operations:

Regular Internal calibrations of the instrument were performed on August 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31.
Blackbody only Internal calibrations were performed on August 1, 5, 8, 12, 15, 19, 22, 26, and 29.
Sunset Solar calibrations (MAM Raster scan) were performed on August 3, 17, and 31.

Lunar Scans

Lunar scans were performed on FM-5 during the month.
Date and time listed below:

160817 16:41:04.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
160817 18:22:33.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
160817 20:04:03.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
160817 21:45:32.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
160817 23:27:02.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

160818 09:35:59.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
160818 19:44:54.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
160818 21:26:24.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
160818 23:07:55.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

160819 00:49:23.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
160819 02:30:52.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

Terra-NPP Intercomparison Campaign

The FM-5 instrument along with the FM-1 instrument on Terra continued the Terra/NPP Intercomparison campaign.

160801 00:23:42.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
160801 02:05:09.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
160801 03:46:42.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
160801 05:28:09.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)

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September 2016

Summary of FM-5 Operations:

Regular Internal calibrations of the instrument were performed on September 7, 14, 21, and 28.
Blackbody only Internal calibrations were performed on September 2, 5, 9, 12, 16, 19, 23, 26, 30.
Sunset Solar calibrations (MAM Raster scan) were performed on September 14 and 28.

Lunar Scans

Lunar scans were performed on FM-5 during the month.
Date and time listed below:

160916 02:02:22.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
160916 03:43:51.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
160916 05:25:21.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
160916 07:06:50.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
160916 08:48:20.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
160916 18:57:15.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

160917 05:06:12.11 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
160917 06:47:40.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
160917 08:29:11.12 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
160917 10:10:39.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
160917 11:52:10.11 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

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October 2016

Summary of FM-5 Operations:

Regular Internal calibrations of the instrument were performed on October 5, 12, 19, and 26.
Blackbody only Internal calibrations were performed on October 3, 7, 10, 14, 17, 21, 24, 28, and 31.
Sunset Solar calibrations (MAM Raster scan) were performed on October 12 and 26.

Lunar Scans

Lunar scans were performed on FM-5 during the month.
Date and time listed below:

161015 11:23:52.10 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
161015 13:05:23.11 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
161015 14:46:51.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
161015 16:28:19.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
161015 18:09:50.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

161016 04:18:47.11 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
161016 14:27:41.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
161016 16:09:12.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
161016 17:50:40.10 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
161016 19:32:11.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
161016 21:13:39.10 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

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November 2016

Summary of FM-5 Operations:

Regular Internal calibrations of the instrument were performed on November 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30.
Blackbody only Internal calibrations were performed on November 4, 7, 11, 14, 18, 21, 25, and 28.
Sunset Solar calibrations (MAM Raster scan) were performed on November 9 and 23.

Lunar Scans

Lunar scans were performed on FM-5 during the month.
Date and time listed below:

161113 20:45:40.12 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
161113 22:27:08.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

161114 00:08:39.11 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
161114 01:50:07.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
161114 03:31:38.12 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
161114 13:40:35.11 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
161114 23:49:32.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

161115 01:31:00.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
161115 03:12:31.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
161115 04:54:01.11 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
161115 06:35:27.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

Aqua/NPP Nadir Dwells

The FM-5 instrument along with the FM-3 instrument on Aqua performed nadir dwell scans in November.

161116 06:21:50.11 –> FM3/FM5 Nadir Dwell

161126 18:28:32.11 –> FM3/FM5 Nadir Dwell

161129 12:21:45.11 –> FM3/FM5 Nadir Dwell

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December 2016

Summary of FM-5 Operations:

Regular Internal calibrations of the instrument were performed on December 7, 14, 21, and 28.
Blackbody only Internal calibrations were performed on December 2, 5, 9, 12, 16, 19, 23, 26, and 30.
Sunset Solar calibrations (MAM Raster scan) were performed on December 7 and 21.

Lunar Scans

Lunar scans were performed on FM-5 during the month.
Date and time listed below:

161213 07:50:07.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
161213 09:31:35.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
161213 11:13:06.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
161213 12:54:34.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
161213 14:36:05.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

161214 00:45:04.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
161214 10:54:01.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
161214 12:35:32.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
161214 14:17:00.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
161214 15:58:31.10 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
161214 17:40:02.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

Aqua/NPP Nadir Dwells

The FM-5 instrument along with the FM-3 instrument on Aqua performed nadir dwell scans in December.

161215 15:45:56.12 –> FM3/FM5 Nadir Dwell

161226 07:12:27.11 –> FM3/FM5 Nadir Dwell

161228 19:17:45.08 –> FM3/FM5 Nadir Dwell

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January 2017

Summary of FM-5 Operations:

Regular Internal calibrations of the instrument were performed on January 4, 11, 18, and 25.
Blackbody only Internal calibrations were performed on January 2, 6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27, and 30.
Sunset Solar calibrations (MAM Raster scan) were performed on January 4 and 18.

Lunar Scans

Lunar scans were performed on FM-5 during the month.
Date and time listed below:

170111 18:56:25.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
170111 20:37:55.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
170111 22:19:25.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

170112 00:00:55.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
170112 01:42:25.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
170112 11:51:25.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
170112 22:00:26.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
170112 23:41:56.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

170113 01:23:26.10 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
170113 03:04:56.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
170113 04:46:26.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

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February 2017

Summary of FM-5 Operations:

Regular Internal calibrations of the instrument were performed on February 1, 8, 15, and 22.
Blackbody only Internal calibrations were performed on February 3, 6, 10, 13, 17, 20, 24, and 27.
Sunset Solar calibrations (MAM Raster scan) were performed on February 1 and 15.

Lunar Scans

Lunar scans were performed on FM-5 during the month.
Date and time listed below:

170210 07:45:57.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
170210 09:27:27.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
170210 11:08:57.10 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
170210 12:50:27.10 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
170210 14:31:58.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

170211 00:40:59.12 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
170211 10:50:00.11 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
170211 12:31:31.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
170211 14:13:01.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
170211 15:54:31.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
170211 17:36:01.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

Aqua/NPP Nadir Dwells

The FM-5 instrument along with the FM-3 instrument on Aqua performed nadir dwell scans in February.

170201 11:34:45.11 –> FM3/FM5 Nadir Dwell

170212 03:01:45.12 –> FM3/FM5 Nadir Dwell

170220 02:58:45.10 –> FM3/FM5 Nadir Dwell

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March 2017

Summary of FM-5 Operations:

Regular Internal calibrations of the instrument were performed on March 1, 8, 15, 22. and 29.
Blackbody only Internal calibrations were performed on March 3, 6, 10, 13, 17, 20, 24, 27, and 31.
Sunset Solar calibrations (MAM Raster scan) were performed on March 1, 15, and 29.

Lunar Scans

Lunar scans were performed on FM-5 during the month.
Date and time listed below:

170311 22:17:59.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
170311 23:59:29.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

170312 01:41:00.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
170312 03:22:29.10 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
170312 05:04:00.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
170312 15:13:02.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

170313 01:22:04.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
170313 03:03:34.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
170313 04:45:04.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
170313 06:26:35.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
170313 08:08:05.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

Aqua/NPP Nadir Dwells

The FM-5 instrument along with the FM-3 instrument on Aqua performed nadir dwell scans in March.

170321 23:23:45.12 –> FM3/FM5 Nadir Dwell

170329 12:23:45.11 –> FM3/FM5 Nadir Dwell

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April 2017

Summary of FM-5 Operations:

Regular Internal calibrations of the instrument were performed on April 5, 12, 19, and 26.
Blackbody only Internal calibrations were performed on April 3, 7, 10, 14, 17, 21, 24, and 28.
Sunset Solar calibrations (MAM Raster scan) were performed on April 12 and 26.

Lunar Scans

Lunar scans were performed on FM-5 during the month.
Date and time listed below:

170410 12:50:28.11 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
170410 14:31:58.11 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
170410 16:13:29.11 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
170410 17:54:59.12 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
170410 19:36:29.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

170411 05:45:32.11 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
170411 15:54:34.11 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
170411 17:36:04.11 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
170411 19:17:35.11 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
170411 20:59:05.12 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
170411 22:40:36.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

Aqua/NPP Nadir Dwells

The FM-5 instrument along with the FM-3 instrument on Aqua performed nadir dwell scans in April.

170409 03:50:15.19 –> FM3/FM5 Nadir Dwell

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May 2017

Summary of FM-5 Operations:

Regular Internal calibrations of the instrument were performed on May 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31.
Blackbody only Internal calibrations were performed on May 1, 5, 8, 12, 15, 19, 22, 26, and 29.
Sunset Solar calibrations (MAM Raster scan) were performed on May 10 and 24.

Lunar Scans

Lunar scans were performed on FM-5 during the month.
Date and time listed below:

170510 05:03:56.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
170510 06:45:26.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
170510 08:26:55.11 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
170510 10:08:26.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
170510 11:49:55.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
170510 21:58:56.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

170511 08:07:59.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
170511 09:49:28.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
170511 11:30:58.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
170511 13:12:28.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
170511 14:53:58.10 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

Terra-NPP Intercomparison Campaign

Beginning on May 2, the FM-5 instrument along with the FM-1 instrument on Terra will be part of the Terra/NPP Intercomparison campaign.

170502 16:39:42.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
170502 18:21:09.12 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
170502 20:02:42.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
170502 21:44:09.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
170502 23:25:42.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)

170505 08:56:42.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
170505 10:38:09.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
170505 12:19:42.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
170505 14:01:09.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
170505 15:42:42.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)

170508 01:13:42.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
170508 02:55:09.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
170508 04:36:42.12 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
170508 06:18:09.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
170508 07:59:42.12 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)

170510 15:49:09.10 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
170510 17:30:42.10 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
170510 19:12:09.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
170510 20:53:42.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)

170513 09:47:35.12 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
170513 11:28:42.12 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
170513 13:10:35.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
170513 14:51:42.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)

170516 00:22:42.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
170516 02:04:09.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
170516 03:45:42.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
170516 05:27:09.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)

170518 16:39:42.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
170518 18:21:09.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
170518 20:02:42.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
170518 21:44:09.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
170518 23:25:42.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)

170521 08:56:42.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
170521 10:38:09.12 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
170521 12:19:42.12 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
170521 14:01:09.10 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
170521 15:42:42.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)

170524 01:13:42.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
170524 02:55:09.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
170524 04:36:42.12 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
170524 06:18:09.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)

170526 15:49:09.12 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
170526 17:30:42.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
170526 19:12:09.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
170526 20:53:42.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
170526 22:35:09.10 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)

170529 08:06:09.13 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
170529 09:47:35.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
170529 11:28:42.12 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
170529 13:10:35.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
170529 14:51:42.12 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)

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June 2017

Summary of FM-5 Operations:

Regular Internal calibrations of the instrument were performed on June 7, 14, 21, and 28.
Blackbody only Internal calibrations were performed on June 2, 5, 9, 12, 16, 19, 23, 26, and 30.
Sunset Solar calibrations (MAM Raster scan) were performed on June 7 and 21.

Lunar Scans

Lunar scans were performed on FM-5 during the month.
Date and time listed below:

170608 19:34:25.10 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
170608 21:15:55.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
170608 22:57:26.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

170609 00:38:55.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
170609 02:20:26.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
170609 12:29:24.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
170609 22:38:24.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

170610 00:19:54.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
170610 02:01:24.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
170610 03:42:54.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
170610 05:24:25.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

Aqua/NPP Nadir Dwells

The FM-5 instrument along with the FM-3 instrument on Aqua performed nadir dwell scans in June.

170604 09:41:45.11 –> FM3/FM5 Nadir Dwell

170617 15:43:15.11 –> FM3/FM5 Nadir Dwell

170620 09:41:03.12 –> FM3/FM5 Nadir Dwell

170630 21:48:39.12 –> FM3/FM5 Nadir Dwell

Terra/Aqua/NPP Intercomparison Campaign

The FM-5 instrument along with the FM-1 instrument on Terra continued the Terra/NPP Intercomparison campaign. On June 9, the FM-3 instrument on Aqua joined the campaign.

170601 02:04:09.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
170601 03:45:42.09 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
170601 05:27:09.10 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
170601 00:22:42.09 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)

170603 16:39:42.12 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
170603 18:21:09.10 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
170603 20:02:42.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
170603 21:44:09.12 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
170603 23:25:42.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)

170606 08:56:42.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
170606 10:38:09.13 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
170606 12:19:42.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
170606 14:01:09.12 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
170606 15:42:42.11 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)

170609 01:13:42.11 –> Terra/Aqua/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
170609 02:55:09.08 –> Terra/Aqua/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
170609 04:36:42.10 –> Terra/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
170609 06:18:09.12 –> Terra/Aqua/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
170609 07:59:42.11 –> Terra/Aqua/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)

170611 17:30:42.11 –> Terra/Aqua/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
170611 19:12:09.11 –> Terra/Aqua/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
170611 20:53:42.11 –> Terra/Aqua/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
170611 22:35:09.11 –> Terra/Aqua/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)

170614 08:05:42.11 –> Terra/Aqua/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
170614 09:47:35.11 –> Terra/Aqua/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
170614 11:28:42.11 –> NPP Intercomparison (Greenland) ** AQUA DID NOT SCAN, TERRA IN CONTAM_SAFE **
170614 13:10:35.11 –> Aqua/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
170614 14:51:42.11 –> Terra/Aqua/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)

170617 00:22:42.11 –> Terra/Aqua/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
170617 02:04:09.11 –> Terra/Aqua/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
170617 03:45:42.11 –> Terra/Aqua/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
170617 05:27:09.11 –> Terra/Aqua/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
170617 07:08:42.11 –> Terra/Aqua/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)

170619 16:39:42.11 –> Terra/Aqua/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
170619 18:21:09.11 –> Terra/Aqua/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
170619 20:02:42.11 –> Terra/Aqua/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
170619 21:44:09.11 –> Terra/Aqua/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
170619 23:25:42.11 –> Terra/Aqua/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)

170622 08:56:42.12 –> Terra/Aqua/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
170622 10:38:09.11 –> Terra/Aqua/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
170622 12:19:42.10 –> Terra/Aqua/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
170622 14:01:09.11 –> Terra/Aqua/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
170622 15:42:42.11 –> Terra/Aqua/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)

170625 01:13:42.12 –> Terra/Aqua/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
170625 02:55:09.11 –> Terra/Aqua/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
170625 04:36:42.10 –> Terra/Aqua/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
170625 06:18:09.11 –> Terra/Aqua/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)

170627 15:49:09.11 –> Terra/Aqua/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
170627 17:30:35.12 –> Terra/Aqua/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
170627 19:12:09.11 –> Terra/Aqua/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
170627 20:53:35.11 –> Terra/Aqua/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
170627 22:35:09.13 –> Terra/Aqua/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)

170630 08:05:42.11 –> Terra/Aqua/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
170630 09:47:35.12 –> Terra/Aqua/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
170630 11:28:42.11 –> Terra/Aqua/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
170630 13:10:09.11 –> Terra/Aqua/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
170630 14:51:42.11 –> Terra/Aqua/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)

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July 2017

Summary of FM-5 Operations:

Regular Internal calibrations of the instrument were performed on July 5, 12, 19, and 26.
Blackbody only Internal calibrations were performed on July 3, 7, 10, 14, 17, 21, 24, 28, and 31.
Sunset Solar calibrations (MAM Raster scan) were performed on July 5 and 19.

Lunar Scans

Lunar scans were performed on FM-5 during the month.
Date and time listed below:

170708 11:44:40.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
170708 13:26:08.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
170708 15:07:39.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
170708 16:49:09.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
170708 18:30:37.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

170709 04:39:37.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
170709 14:48:35.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
170709 16:30:03.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
170709 18:11:34.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
170709 19:53:03.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
170709 21:34:33.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

Aqua/NPP Nadir Dwells

The FM-5 instrument along with the FM-3 instrument on Aqua performed nadir dwell scans in July.

170730 05:26:08.11 –> FM3/FM5 Nadir Dwell

Terra/Aqua/NPP Intercomparison Campaign

The FM-5 instrument along with the FM-1 instrument on Terra continued the Terra/NPP Intercomparison campaign. On June 9, the FM-3 instrument on Aqua joined the campaign.The campaign continued for the month of July.

170703 00:22:42.10 –> Terra/Aqua/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
170703 02:04:09.11 –> Terra/Aqua/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
170703 03:45:42.11 –> Terra/Aqua/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
170703 05:27:09.10 –> Terra/Aqua/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
170703 07:08:42.10 –> Terra/Aqua/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)

170705 16:39:42.11 –> Aqua/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
170705 18:21:09.11 –> Aqua/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
170705 20:02:42.11 –> Aqua/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
170705 21:44:09.12 –> Aqua/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
170705 23:25:42.11 –> Aqua/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)

170708 08:56:42.11 –> Terra/Aqua/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
170708 10:38:09.12 –> Terra/Aqua/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
170708 12:19:42.11 –> Terra/Aqua/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
170708 14:01:09.10 –> Terra/Aqua/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
170708 15:42:42.11 –> Terra/Aqua/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)

170711 01:13:42.11 –> Terra/Aqua/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
170711 02:55:09.11 –> Terra/Aqua/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
170711 04:36:42.11 –> Terra/Aqua/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
170711 06:18:09.13 –> Terra/Aqua/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)

170713 15:48:42.12 –> Terra/Aqua/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
170713 17:30:35.11 –> Terra/Aqua/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
170713 19:11:42.11 –> Terra/Aqua/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
170713 20:53:35.11 –> Terra/Aqua/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
170713 22:34:42.11 –> Terra/Aqua/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)

170716 08:05:42.11 –> Terra/Aqua/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
170716 09:47:09.11 –> Terra/Aqua/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
170716 11:28:42.12 –> Terra/Aqua/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
170716 13:10:09.11 –> Terra/Aqua/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
170716 14:51:42.11 –> Terra/Aqua/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)

170721 16:39:42.12 –> Terra/Aqua/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
170721 18:21:09.10 –> Terra/Aqua/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
170721 20:02:42.11 –> Terra/Aqua/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
170721 21:44:09.10 –> Terra/Aqua/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
170721 23:25:42.11 –> Terra/Aqua/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)

170724 08:56:42.11 –> Terra/Aqua/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
170724 10:38:09.11 –> Terra/Aqua/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
170724 12:19:42.11 –> Terra/Aqua/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
170724 14:01:09.11 –> Terra/Aqua/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
170724 15:42:42.10 –> Terra/Aqua/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)

170726 23:32:09.11 –> Terra/Aqua/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)

170727 01:13:42.09 –> Terra/Aqua/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
170727 02:55:09.11 –> Terra/Aqua/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
170727 04:36:42.11 –> Terra/Aqua/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
170727 06:18:09.13 –> Terra/Aqua/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)

170729 19:12:09.11 –> Terra/Aqua/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
170729 20:53:42.11 –> Terra/Aqua/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)
170729 22:35:09.12 –> Terra/Aqua/NPP Intercomparison (Greenland)

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August 2017

Summary of FM-5 Operations:

Regular Internal calibrations of the instrument were performed on August 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30.
Blackbody only Internal calibrations were performed on August 4, 7, 11, 14, 18, 21, 25, and 28.
Sunset Solar calibrations (MAM Raster scan) were performed on August 2, 16, and 30.

Lunar Scans

Lunar scans were performed on FM-5 during the month.
Date and time listed below:

170807 00:30:46.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
170807 02:12:14.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
170807 03:53:45.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
170807 05:35:13.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
170807 07:16:44.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
170807 17:25:41.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

170808 05:16:09.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
170808 06:57:39.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
170808 08:39:08.11 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
170808 10:20:38.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
170808 12:02:07.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

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September 2017

Summary of FM-5 Operations:

Regular Internal calibrations of the instrument were performed on September 6, 13, 20, and 27.
Blackbody only Internal calibrations were performed on September 1, 4, 8, 11, 15, 18, 22, 25, and 29.
Sunset Solar calibrations (MAM Raster scan) were performed on September 13 and 27.

No data are available on September 29 from 13:01 UT to 18:35 UT due to Safing Event:

170929 –> Spacecraft CDP Reset FM5 Safing Event

Lunar Scans

Lunar scans were performed on FM-5 during the month.
Date and time listed below:

170905 13:16:02.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
170905 14:57:30.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
170905 16:39:01.10 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
170905 18:20:30.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
170905 20:02:00.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

170906 06:10:57.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
170906 18:01:24.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
170906 19:42:53.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
170906 21:24:21.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
170906 23:05:52.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

170907 00:47:22.10 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

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October 2017

Summary of FM-5 Operations:

Regular Internal calibrations of the instrument were performed on October 4, 11, 18, and 25.
Blackbody only Internal calibrations were performed on October 2, 6, 9, 13, 16, 21, 23, 27, and 30.
Sunset Solar calibrations (MAM Raster scan) were performed on October 11 and 25.

Lunar Scans

Lunar scans were performed on FM-5 during the month.
Date and time listed below:

171005 02:00:34.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
171005 03:42:02.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
171005 05:23:33.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
171005 07:05:04.11 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
171005 08:46:32.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
171005 18:55:29.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

171006 05:04:26.11 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
171006 06:45:55.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
171006 08:27:23.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
171006 10:08:54.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
171006 11:50:22.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

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November 2017

Summary of FM-5 Operations:

Regular Internal calibrations of the instrument were performed on November 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29.
Blackbody only Internal calibrations were performed on November 3, 6, 10, 13, 17, 20, 24, and 27.
Sunset Solar calibrations (MAM Raster scan) were performed on November 8 and 22.

Lunar Scans

Lunar scans were performed on FM-5 during the month.
Date and time listed below:

171103 13:03:27.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
171103 14:44:52.10 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
171103 16:26:23.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
171103 18:07:54.11 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
171103 19:49:22.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

171104 05:58:19.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
171104 16:07:16.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
171104 17:48:44.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
171104 19:30:15.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
171104 21:11:43.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
171104 22:53:14.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

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December 2017

Summary of FM-5 Operations:

Regular Internal calibrations of the instrument were performed on December 6, 13, 20, and 27.
Blackbody only Internal calibrations were performed on December 1, 4, 8, 11, 15, 18, 22, 25, and 29.
Sunset Solar calibrations (MAM Raster scan) were performed on December 6 and 20.

A No Azimuth Brake patch was loaded and a RAM dump performed:

171218 19:55:48.53 –> Load SafeNoAzbrake Patch

171218 19:57:07.17 –> RAM Dump

Lunar Scans

Lunar scans were performed on FM-5 during the month.
Date and time listed below:

171202 22:25:41.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

171203 00:07:12.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
171203 01:48:42.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
171203 03:30:11.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
171203 05:11:39.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
171203 15:20:38.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

171204 01:29:35.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
171204 03:11:06.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
171204 04:52:37.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
171204 06:34:05.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
171204 08:15:33.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

Aqua/NPP Nadir Dwells

The FM-5 instrument along with the FM-3 instrument on Aqua performed nadir dwell scans in December.

171218 17:25:45.11 –> FM3/FM5 Nadir Dwell

171221 02:55:15.11 –> FM3/FM5 Nadir Dwell

171223 20:54:45.11 –> FM3/FM5 Nadir Dwell

January 2018

Summary of FM-5 Operations:

Regular Internal calibrations of the instrument were performed on January 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31.
Blackbody only Internal calibrations were performed on January 1, 5, 8, 12, 15, 19, 22, 26, and 29.
Sunset Solar calibrations (MAM Raster scan) were performed on January 3, 17, and 31.

Lunar Scans

Lunar scans were performed on FM-5 during the month.
Date and time listed below:

180101 09:31:14.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
180101 11:12:44.10 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
180101 12:54:14.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
180101 14:35:44.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
180101 16:17:14.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

180102 02:26:13.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
180102 12:35:13.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
180102 14:16:43.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
180102 15:58:13.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
180102 17:39:43.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
180102 19:21:13.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

180130 20:38:37.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
180130 22:20:08.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

180131 00:01:38.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
180131 01:43:08.10 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
180131 03:24:38.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
180131 13:33:39.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
180131 23:42:40.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

Aqua/NPP Nadir Dwells

The FM-5 instrument along with the FM-3 instrument on Aqua performed nadir dwell scans in January.

180103 12:22:45.11 –> FM3/FM5 Nadir Dwell

180106 03:51:15.09 –> FM3/FM5 Nadir Dwell

180114 07:12:15.11 –> FM3/FM5 Nadir Dwell

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February 2018

Summary of FM-5 Operations:

Regular Internal calibrations of the instrument were performed on February 2, 5, 9, 12, 16, 19, 23, and 26.
Blackbody only Internal calibrations were performed on February 7, 14, 21, and 28.
Sunset Solar calibrations (MAM Raster scan) were performed on February 14 and 28.

Lunar Scans

Lunar scans were performed on FM-5 during the month.
Date and time listed below:

180201 01:24:10.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
180201 03:05:40.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
180201 04:47:10.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
180201 06:28:41.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

Aqua/NPP Nadir Dwells

The FM-5 instrument along with the FM-3 instrument on Aqua performed nadir dwell scans in February.

180201 20:05:21.12 –> FM3/FM5 Nadir Dwell

180220 12:20:08.08 –> FM3/FM5 Nadir Dwell

180223 06:19:20.12 –> FM3/FM5 Nadir Dwell

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March 2018

Summary of FM-5 Operations:

Regular Internal calibrations of the instrument were performed on March 2, 5, 9, 12, 16, 19, 23, 26, and 30.
Blackbody only Internal calibrations were performed on March 7, 14, 21, and 28.
Sunset Solar calibrations (MAM Raster scan) were performed on March 14 and 28.

Instrument Sequence 14 was uploaded to FM-5 on March 23. This is a SWICS only internal calibration that will be performed in place of Instrument Sequence 15 (Blackbody only calibration) and the standard internal calibrations. The new calibration sequence will be operational at the beginning of April. A memory dump was performed after the upload.

180323 16:48:46.20 –> Load Instrument Sequence 14 (One SWICS Internal Calibration)

180323 16:50:01.37 –> Memory Dump

Lunar Scans

Lunar scans were performed on FM-5 during the month.
Due to planning errors, the lunar scans on March 2 and 3 were performed at incorrect lunar phase angles. Angles ranged anywhere from approximately +4 to +23 degrees, depending on the spacecraft. The nominal, worse case range is approximately +/- 12 degrees.

Date and time listed below:

180302 07:28:22.12 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
180302 09:09:52.11 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
180302 10:51:23.11 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
180302 12:32:52.10 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
180302 14:14:23.11 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

180303 00:23:25.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
180303 10:32:26.10 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
180303 12:13:57.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
180303 13:55:27.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
180303 15:36:57.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
180303 17:18:27.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

180330 18:57:07.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
180330 20:38:38.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
180330 22:20:08.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

180331 00:01:39.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
180331 01:43:09.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
180331 11:52:11.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
180331 23:42:44.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

Aqua/NPP Nadir Dwells

The FM-5 instrument along with the FM-3 instrument on Aqua performed nadir dwell scans in March.

180321 20:07:45.09 –> FM3/FM5 Nadir Dwell

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April 2018

Summary of FM-5 Operations:

SWICS only calibrations were performed on April 2, 4, 6, 9, 11, 13, 16, 18, 20, 23, 25, 27, and 30.
Sunset Solar calibrations (MAM Raster scan) were performed on April 11 and 25.

Lunar Scans

Lunar scans were performed on FM-5 during the month.
Date and time listed below:

180401 01:24:14.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
180401 03:05:45.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
180401 04:47:15.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
180401 06:28:46.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

180429 07:48:00.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
180429 09:29:31.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
180429 11:11:01.10 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
180429 12:52:31.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
180429 14:34:01.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

180430 00:43:03.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
180430 10:52:05.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
180430 12:33:35.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
180430 14:15:05.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
180430 15:56:35.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
180430 17:38:05.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

Aqua/NPP Nadir Dwells

The FM-5 instrument along with the FM-3 instrument on Aqua performed a nadir dwell scan in April.

180420 03:51:56.09 –> FM3/FM5 Nadir Dwell

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May 2018

Summary of FM-5 Operations:

SWICS only calibrations were performed on May 2, 4, 7, 9, 11, 14, 16, 18, 21, 23, 25, 28, and 30.
Sunset Solar calibrations (MAM Raster scan) were performed on May 9 and 23.

Lunar Scans

Lunar scans were performed on FM-5 during the month.
Date and time listed below:

180528 20:37:37.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
180528 22:19:08.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

180529 00:00:37.10 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
180529 01:42:07.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
180529 03:23:38.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
180529 13:32:37.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

180530 01:23:08.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
180530 03:04:39.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
180530 04:46:08.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
180530 06:27:39.10 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
180530 08:09:08.11 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

Terra-NPP Intercomparison Campaign

Beginning on May 3, the FM-5 instrument along with the FM-1 instrument on Terra will be part of the Terra/NPP/J01 Intercomparison campaign.

180503 00:22:42.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
180503 02:04:35.10 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
180503 03:45:42.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
180503 05:27:35.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
180503 07:08:42.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison

180505 16:39:42.13 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
180505 18:21:09.10 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
180505 20:02:42.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
180505 21:44:09.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
180505 23:25:42.12 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison

180508 08:56:42.12 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
180508 10:38:09.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
180508 12:19:42.12 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
180508 14:01:09.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
180508 15:42:42.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison

180511 01:13:42.10 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
180511 02:55:09.10 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
180511 04:36:42.10 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
180511 06:18:09.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
180511 07:59:42.09 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison

180513 19:12:09.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
180513 20:53:42.13 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
180513 22:35:09.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison

180514 00:16:42.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison

180516 11:29:09.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
180516 13:10:42.12 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
180516 14:52:09.12 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison

180519 02:04:35.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
180519 03:46:09.12 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
180519 05:27:35.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
180519 07:09:09.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison

180521 16:39:42.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
180521 18:21:09.12 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
180521 20:02:42.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
180521 21:44:09.12 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
180521 23:25:42.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison

180524 08:56:42.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
180524 10:38:09.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
180524 12:19:42.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
180524 14:01:09.09 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
180524 15:42:42.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison

180527 01:13:42.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
180527 02:55:09.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
180527 04:36:42.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
180527 06:18:09.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
180527 07:59:42.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison

180529 19:12:09.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
180529 20:53:42.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
180529 22:35:09.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison

180530 00:16:42.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison


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June 2018

Summary of FM-5 Operations:

SWICS only calibrations were performed on June 1, 4, 6, 8, 11, 13, 15, 18, 20, 22, 25, 27, and 29.
Sunset Solar calibrations (MAM Raster scan) were performed on June 6 and 20.

Lunar Scans

Lunar scans were performed on FM-5 during the month.
Date and time listed below:

180627 11:07:01.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
180627 12:48:31.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
180627 14:30:01.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
180627 16:11:30.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
180627 17:53:00.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

180628 04:02:00.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
180628 15:52:27.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
180628 17:33:57.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
180628 19:15:26.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
180628 20:56:57.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

Aqua/NPP Nadir Dwells

The FM-5 instrument along with the FM-3 instrument on Aqua performed a nadir dwell scan in June.

180620 14:01:45.11 –> FM3/FM5 Nadir Dwell

Terra/Aqua/NPP/J01 Intercomparison Campaign

Beginning on May 3, the FM-5 instrument along with the FM-1 instrument on Terra will be part of the Terra/NPP/J01 Intercomparison campaign.

This campaign continued in the month of June with the addition of the FM3 instrument on Aqua.

180601 09:47:42.11 –> FM1/FM3/FM5 Intercomparison
180601 11:29:09.11 –> FM1/FM3/FM5 Intercomparison
180601 13:10:42.11 –> FM1/FM3/FM5 Intercomparison
180601 14:52:09.12 –> FM1/FM3/FM5 Intercomparison

180604 02:04:35.12 –> FM1/FM3/FM5 Intercomparison
180604 03:46:09.11 –> FM1/FM3/FM5 Intercomparison
180604 05:27:35.11 –> FM1/FM3/FM5 Intercomparison
180604 07:09:09.11 –> FM1/FM3/FM5 Intercomparison

180606 16:39:42.12 –> FM1/FM3/FM5 Intercomparison
180606 18:21:09.11 –> FM1/FM3/FM5 Intercomparison
180606 20:02:42.12 –> FM1/FM3/FM5 Intercomparison
180606 21:44:09.11 –> FM1/FM3/FM5 Intercomparison
180606 23:25:42.12 –> FM1/FM3/FM5 Intercomparison

180609 08:56:42.11 –> FM1/FM3/FM5 Intercomparison
180609 10:38:09.11 –> FM1/FM3/FM5 Intercomparison
180609 12:19:42.11 –> FM1/FM3/FM5 Intercomparison
180609 14:01:09.12 –> FM1/FM3/FM5 Intercomparison
180609 15:42:42.10 –> FM1/FM3/FM5 Intercomparison

180612 02:55:09.11 –> FM1/FM3/FM5 Intercomparison
180612 04:36:42.11 –> FM1/FM3/FM5 Intercomparison
180612 06:18:09.11 –> FM1/FM3/FM5 Intercomparison
180612 07:59:42.11 –> FM1/FM3/FM5 Intercomparison

180614 17:30:42.12 –> FM1/FM3/FM5 Intercomparison
180614 19:12:09.11 –> FM1/FM3/FM5 Intercomparison
180614 20:53:42.11 –> FM1/FM3/FM5 Intercomparison
180614 22:35:09.11 –> FM1/FM3/FM5 Intercomparison

180615 00:16:42.11 –> FM1/FM3/FM5 Intercomparison

180617 09:47:42.11 –> FM1/FM3/FM5 Intercomparison
180617 11:29:09.08 –> FM1/FM3/FM5 Intercomparison
180617 13:10:42.11 –> FM1/FM3/FM5 Intercomparison
180617 14:52:09.09 –> FM1/FM3/FM5 Intercomparison

180620 02:04:35.11 –> FM1/FM3/FM5 Intercomparison
180620 03:45:42.11 –> FM1/FM3/FM5 Intercomparison
180620 05:27:35.11 –> FM1/FM3/FM5 Intercomparison
180620 07:08:42.11 –> FM1/FM3/FM5 Intercomparison

180622 16:39:42.12 –> FM1/FM3/FM5 Intercomparison
180622 18:21:09.11 –> FM1/FM3/FM5 Intercomparison
180622 20:02:42.11 –> FM1/FM3/FM5 Intercomparison
180622 21:44:09.11 –> FM1/FM3/FM5 Intercomparison
180622 23:25:42.11 –> FM1/FM3/FM5 Intercomparison

180625 08:56:42.11 –> FM1/FM3/FM5 Intercomparison
180625 10:38:09.11 –> FM1/FM3/FM5 Intercomparison
180625 12:19:42.13 –> FM1/FM3/FM5 Intercomparison
180625 14:01:09.11 –> FM1/FM3/FM5 Intercomparison
180625 15:42:42.11 –> FM1/FM3/FM5 Intercomparison

180628 04:36:42.11 –> FM1/FM3/FM5 Intercomparison
180628 06:18:09.11 –> FM1/FM3/FM5 Intercomparison
180628 07:59:42.11 –> FM1/FM3/FM5 Intercomparison

180630 17:30:42.11 –> FM1/FM3/FM5 Intercomparison
180630 19:12:09.11 –> FM1/FM3/FM5 Intercomparison
180630 20:53:42.11 –> FM1/FM3/FM5 Intercomparison
180630 22:35:09.11 –> FM1/FM3/FM5 Intercomparison

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July 2018

Summary of FM-5 Operations:

SWICS only calibrations were performed on July 2, 4, 6, 9, 11, 13, 16, 18, 20, 23, 25, 27, and 30.
Sunset Solar calibrations (MAM Raster scan) were performed on July 4 and 18.

A special scan test was performed on the FM-5 instrument over Ashville, NC.

180730 19:40:57.11 –> Special Scanning over Ashville, NC

Lunar Scans

Lunar scans were performed on FM-5 during the month.
Date and time listed below:

180727 03:16:15.13 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
180727 04:57:46.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
180727 06:39:14.11 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
180727 08:20:45.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
180727 10:02:14.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
180727 20:11:11.11 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

180728 06:20:08.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
180728 08:01:39.11 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
180728 09:43:07.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
180728 11:24:38.11 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
180728 13:06:07.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

Terra/NPP/J01 Intercomparison Campaign

Beginning on May 3, the FM-5 instrument along with the FM-1 instrument on Terra will be part of the Terra/NPP/J01 Intercomparison campaign.

180701 00:16:42.10 –> FM1/FM3/FM5 Intercomparison

180703 09:47:35.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
180703 11:29:09.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
180703 13:10:35.12 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
180703 14:52:09.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison

180706 02:04:09.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
180706 03:45:42.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
180706 05:27:09.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
180706 07:08:42.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison

180708 16:39:42.12 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
180708 18:21:09.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
180708 20:02:42.13 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
180708 21:44:09.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
180708 23:25:42.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison

180711 10:38:09.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
180711 12:19:42.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
180711 14:01:09.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
180711 15:42:42.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison

180714 01:13:42.09 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
180714 02:55:09.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
180714 04:36:42.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
180714 06:18:09.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
180714 07:59:42.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison

180716 17:30:16.12 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
180716 19:12:09.13 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
180716 20:53:16.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
180716 22:35:09.12 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison

180717 00:16:35.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison

180719 09:47:35.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
180719 11:28:42.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
180719 13:10:35.12 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
180719 14:51:42.12 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison

180722 00:22:42.09 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
180722 02:04:09.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
180722 03:45:42.09 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
180722 05:27:09.12 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
180722 07:08:42.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison

180724 16:39:42.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
180724 18:21:09.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
180724 20:02:42.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
180724 21:44:09.12 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
180724 23:25:42.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison

180727 08:56:42.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
180727 10:38:09.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
180727 12:19:42.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
180727 14:01:09.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
180727 15:42:42.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison

180730 01:13:42.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
180730 02:55:09.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
180730 04:36:42.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
180730 06:18:09.10 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
180730 07:59:42.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison

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August 2018

Summary of FM-5 Operations:

SWICS only calibrations were performed on August 1, 3, 6, 8, 10, 13, 15, 17, 20, 22, 24, 27, 29, and 31.
Sunset Solar calibrations (MAM Raster scan) were performed on August 1, 15, and 29.

A special scan was performed as a Memorial to Bruce Barkstrom on the FM-5 instrument over Ashville, NC.

180816 19:22:18.10 –> Barkstrom Special Scanning

A table upload was completed on August 28, for the PROM (Programmable Read Only Memory) Instrument Sequence 13. A memory dump was performed after the upload.

180828 15:44:11.46 –> Table Load

180828 15:46:01.45 –> Memory Dump

Lunar Scans

Lunar scans were performed on FM-5 during the month.
Date and time listed below:

180825 19:24:57.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
180825 21:06:25.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
180825 22:47:55.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

180826 00:29:26.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
180826 02:10:54.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
180826 12:19:51.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
180826 22:28:49.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

180827 00:10:17.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
180827 01:51:47.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
180827 03:33:18.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
180827 05:14:46.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

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September 2018

Summary of FM-5 Operations:

SWICS only calibrations were performed on September 3, 5, 7, 10, 12, 14, 17, 19, 21, 24, 26, and 28.
Sunset Solar calibrations (MAM Raster scan) were performed on September 12 and 26.

A table upload was completed on August 28, for the PROM (Programmable Read Only Memory) Instrument Sequence 13.
The Sequence 13 commands and a ROM memory dump were executed on September 26.

180926 11:00:00.13 –> SET_INSTR_MODE_INT_SEQ_13
180926 11:00:00.16 –> Memory Dump

Lunar Scans

Lunar scans were performed on FM-5 during the month.
Date and time listed below:

180924 09:51:11.11 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
180924 11:32:39.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
180924 13:14:10.11 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
180924 14:55:38.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
180924 16:37:06.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

180925 02:46:03.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
180925 12:55:00.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
180925 14:36:31.11 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
180925 16:17:59.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
180925 17:59:27.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
180925 19:40:58.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

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October 2018

Summary of FM-5 Operations:

SWICS only calibrations were performed on October 1, 3, 5, 8, 10, 12, 15, 17, 19, 22, 24, 26, 29, and 31.
Sunset Solar calibrations (MAM Raster scan) were performed on October 10 and 24.

Lunar Scans

Lunar scans were performed on FM-5 during the month.
Date and time listed below:

181024 00:16:49.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
181024 01:58:20.11 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
181024 03:39:48.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
181024 05:21:19.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
181024 07:02:47.11 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
181024 17:11:44.11 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

181025 03:20:38.10 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
181025 05:02:09.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
181025 06:43:37.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
181025 08:25:08.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
181025 10:06:39.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

Aqua/NPP Nadir Dwells

The FM-5 instrument along with the FM-3 instrument on Aqua performed a nadir dwell scan in October.

181026 11:36:27.11 –> FM3/FM5 Nadir Dwell

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November 2018

Summary of FM-5 Operations:

SWICS only calibrations were performed on November 2, 5, 7, 9, 12, 14, 16, 19, 21, 23, 26, 28, and 30.
Sunset Solar calibrations (MAM Raster scan) were performed on November 7 and 21.

Lunar Scans

Lunar scans were performed on FM-5 during the month.
Date and time listed below:

181122 13:01:44.11 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
181122 14:43:12.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
181122 16:24:43.11 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
181122 18:06:11.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
181122 19:47:42.11 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

181123 05:56:39.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
181123 16:05:36.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
181123 17:47:07.11 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
181123 19:28:35.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
181123 21:10:06.11 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
181123 22:51:34.10 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

Aqua/NPP Nadir Dwells

The FM-5 instrument along with the FM-3 instrument on Aqua performed nadir dwell scans in November.

181103 11:35:57.12 –> FM3/FM5 Nadir Dwell
181116 20:08:45.11 –> FM3/FM5 Nadir Dwell
181122 08:01:45.11 –> FM3/FM5 Nadir Dwell

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Decemember 2018

Summary of FM-5 Operations:

SWICS only calibrations were performed on December 3, 5, 7, 10, 12, 14, 17, 19, 21, 24, 26, 28, and 31.
Sunset Solar calibrations (MAM Raster scan) were performed on December 5 and 19.

Lunar Scans

Lunar scans were performed on FM-5 during the month.
Date and time listed below:

181222 00:06:43.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
181222 01:48:11.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
181222 03:29:42.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
181222 05:11:12.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
181222 06:52:41.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
181222 17:01:40.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

181223 04:52:08.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
181223 06:33:39.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
181223 08:15:10.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
181223 09:56:38.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
181223 11:38:09.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

Aqua/NPP Nadir Dwells

The FM-5 instrument along with the FM-3 instrument on Aqua performed nadir dwell scans in December.

181218 20:05:45.11 –> FM3/FM5 Nadir Dwell
181229 11:31:45.11 –> FM3/FM5 Nadir Dwell

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January 2019

Summary of FM-5 Operations:

SWICS only calibrations were performed on January 2, 4, 7, 9, 11, 14, 16, 18, 21, 23, 25, 28, and 30.
Sunset Solar calibrations (MAM Raster scan) were performed on January 2, 16, and 30.

Lunar Scans

Lunar scans were performed on FM-5 during the month.
Date and time listed below:

190120 12:55:07.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
190120 14:36:37.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
190120 16:18:07.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
190120 17:59:37.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
190120 19:41:08.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

190121 05:50:08.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
190121 15:59:09.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
190121 17:40:39.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
190121 19:22:09.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
190121 21:03:39.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
190121 22:45:10.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

Aqua/NPP Nadir Dwells

The FM-5 instrument along with the FM-3 instrument on Aqua performed nadir dwell scans in January.

190111 20:58:08.12 to 20:59:47.12 –> FM3/FM5 Nadir Dwell
190114 11:32:45.12 to 11:34:54.12 –> FM3/FM5 Nadir Dwell
190125 02:57:45.11 to 03:03:54.11 –> FM3/FM5 Nadir Dwell

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February 2019

Summary of FM-5 Operations:

SWICS only calibrations were performed on February 1, 4, 6, 8, 11, 13, 15, 18, 20, 22, 25, and 27.
Sunset Solar calibrations (MAM Raster scan) were performed on February 13 and 27.

On February 24, a S-NPP spacecraft attitude perturbation occurred between 21:16 to 21:26 GMT (10 minutes). Location was over the Arctic Circle into a descending orbit. Minor effects were noted in the CERES ‘Viewing Zenith Angle (VZA) at the Surface’ and the CERES ‘Relative Azimuth Angle (RAA) at the Surface’. By performing a scan to scan difference comparison, the VZA had worse case deltas of < 0.1 degree out at the limb. The RAA had deltas of < 7 degrees at some nadir viewing measurements. Effects were not seen in any other geolocation parameters.

Lunar Scans

Lunar scans were performed on FM-5 during the month.
Date and time listed below:

190218 22:22:04.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

190219 00:03:35.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
190219 01:45:05.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
190219 03:26:35.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
190219 05:08:05.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
190219 15:17:07.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

190220 01:26:09.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
190220 03:07:39.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
190220 04:49:09.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
190220 06:30:40.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
190220 08:12:10.10 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

Aqua/NPP Nadir Dwells

The FM-5 instrument along with the FM-3 instrument on Aqua performed nadir dwell scans in February.

190210 03:50:45.11 to 03:52:23.12 –> FM3/FM5 Nadir Dwell
190218 03:48:45.09 to 03:52:53.11 –> FM3/FM5 Nadir Dwell
190228 19:16:45.11 to 19:20:30.11 –> FM3/FM5 Nadir Dwell

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March 2019

Summary of FM-5 Operations:

SWICS only calibrations were performed on March 1, 4, 6, 8, 11, 13, 15, 18, 20, 22, 25, 27, and 29.
Sunset Solar calibrations (MAM Raster scan) were performed on March 13 and 27.

Lunar Scans

Lunar scans were performed on FM-5 during the month.
Date and time listed below:

190320 09:31:17.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
190320 11:12:48.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
190320 12:54:18.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
190320 14:35:48.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
190320 16:17:19.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

190321 02:26:21.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
190321 12:35:23.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
190321 14:16:53.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
190321 15:58:23.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
190321 17:39:54.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
190321 19:21:24.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

Aqua/NPP Nadir Dwells

The FM-5 instrument along with the FM-3 instrument on Aqua performed a nadir dwell scan in March.

190316 20:07:45.11 to 20:09:54.11 –> FM3/FM5 Nadir Dwell

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April 2019

Summary of FM-5 Operations:

SWICS only calibrations were performed on April 1, 3, 5, 8, 10,12, 15, 17, 19, 22, 24, 26, and 29.
Sunset Solar calibrations (MAM Raster scan) were performed on April 10 and 24.

Lunar Scans

Lunar scans were performed on FM-5 during the month.
Date and time listed below:

190418 18:59:06.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
190418 20:40:36.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
190418 22:22:07.10 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

190419 00:03:37.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
190419 01:45:08.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
190419 11:54:10.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
190419 22:03:12.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
190419 23:44:42.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

190420 01:26:12.10 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
190420 03:07:43.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
190420 04:49:13.10 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

Aqua/NPP Nadir Dwells

The FM-5 instrument along with the FM-3 instrument on Aqua performed nadir dwell scans in April.

190404 11:32:45.11 to 11:36:36.09 –> FM3/FM5 Nadir Dwell
190412 11:30:45.09 to 11:36:54.11 –> FM3/FM5 Nadir Dwell
190420 11:34:45.09 to 11:36:54.09 –> FM3/FM5 Nadir Dwell
190425 20:07:45.09 to 20:10:54.10 –> FM3/FM5 Nadir Dwell

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May 2019

Summary of FM-5 Operations:

SWICS only calibrations were performed on May 1, 3, 6, 8, 10, 13, 15, 17, 20, 22, 24, 27, 29, and 31.
Sunset Solar calibrations (MAM Raster scan) were performed on May 8 and 22.

Lunar Scans

Lunar scans were performed on FM-5 during the month.
Date and time listed below:

190518 04:26:30.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
190518 06:08:00.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
190518 07:49:30.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
190518 09:31:00.10 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
190518 11:12:31.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
190518 21:21:32.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

190519 07:30:32.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
190519 09:12:03.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
190519 10:53:33.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
190519 12:35:03.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
190519 14:16:33.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

Aqua/NPP Nadir Dwells

The FM-5 instrument along with the FM-3 instrument on Aqua performed nadir dwell scans in May.

190514 10:46:15.08 to 10:47:54.11 –> FM3/FM5 Nadir Dwell
190525 00:33:03.08 to 00:38:54.11 –> FM3/FM5 Nadir Dwell
190530 09:09:51.11 to 09:14:54.11 –> FM3/FM5 Nadir Dwell

Terra-NPP Intercomparison Campaign

Beginning on May 3, the FM-5 instrument along with the FM-1 instrument on Terra will be part of the Terra/NPP/J01 Intercomparison campaign.

190503 08:05:42.12 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
190503 09:47:35.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
190503 11:28:42.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
190503 13:10:35.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
190503 14:51:42.13 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison

190506 00:22:42.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
190506 02:04:09.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
190506 03:45:42.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
190506 05:27:09.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison

190508 16:39:42.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
190508 18:21:09.09 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
190508 20:02:42.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
190508 21:44:09.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
190508 23:25:42.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison

190511 08:56:42.12 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
190511 10:38:09.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
190511 12:19:42.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
190511 14:01:09.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
190511 15:42:42.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison

190514 01:13:42.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
190514 02:55:09.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
190514 04:36:42.10 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
190514 06:18:09.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison

190516 17:30:42.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
190516 19:12:09.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
190516 20:53:42.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
190516 22:35:09.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison

190519 08:06:09.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
190519 09:47:42.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
190519 11:29:09.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
190519 13:10:42.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
190519 14:52:09.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison

190522 00:23:09.12 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
190522 02:04:42.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
190522 03:46:09.10 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
190522 05:27:16.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison

190524 16:40:09.13 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
190524 18:21:35.09 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
190524 20:03:09.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
190524 21:44:35.09 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
190524 23:25:42.12 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison

190527 08:56:42.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
190527 10:38:35.12 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
190527 12:19:42.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
190527 14:01:09.12 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
190527 15:42:42.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison

190530 01:13:42.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
190530 02:55:09.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
190530 04:36:42.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
190530 06:18:09.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison


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June 2019

Summary of FM-5 Operations:

SWICS only calibrations were performed on June 3, 5, 7, 10, 12, 14, 17, 19, 21, 24, 26, and 28.
Sunset Solar calibrations (MAM Raster scan) were performed on June 5 and 19.

Lunar Scans

Lunar scans were performed on FM-5 during the month.
Date and time listed below:

190616 15:33:47.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
190616 17:15:17.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
190616 18:56:47.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
190616 20:38:17.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
190616 22:19:47.10 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

190617 08:28:47.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
190617 18:37:46.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
190617 20:19:16.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
190617 22:00:46.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
190617 23:42:16.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

190618 01:23:46.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

Aqua/NPP Nadir Dwells

The FM-5 instrument along with the FM-3 instrument on Aqua performed nadir dwell scans in June.

190601 23:50:03.12 to 23:55:23.09 –> FM3/FM5 Nadir Dwell
190615 07:42:08.11 to 07:44:54.11 –> FM3/FM5 Nadir Dwell
190623 08:19:57.11 to 08:27:00.11 –> FM3/FM5 Nadir Dwell

Terra/Aqua/NPP Intercomparison Campaign

Beginning on May 3, the FM-5 instrument along with the FM-1 instrument on NPP and the FM-6 instrument on J01 began the Terra/NPP/J01 Intercomparison campaign. This campaign continued in the month of June with the addition of the FM3 instrument on Aqua.

190601 19:12:09.11 –> FM1/FM3/FM5 Intercomparison
190601 20:53:42.11 –> FM1/FM3/FM5 Intercomparison
190601 22:35:09.11 –> FM1/FM3/FM5 Intercomparison

190604 08:06:09.11 –> FM1/FM3/FM5 Intercomparison
190604 09:47:42.12 –> FM1/FM3/FM5 Intercomparison
190604 11:29:09.10 –> FM1/FM3/FM5 Intercomparison
190604 13:10:42.11 –> FM1/FM3/FM5 Intercomparison
190604 14:52:09.10 –> FM1/FM3/FM5 Intercomparison

190607 00:23:09.12 –> FM1/FM3/FM5 Intercomparison
190607 02:04:42.10 –> FM1/FM3/FM5 Intercomparison
190607 03:46:09.12 –> FM1/FM3/FM5 Intercomparison
190607 05:27:42.11 –> FM1/FM3/FM5 Intercomparison

190609 16:40:09.11 –> FM1/FM3/FM5 Intercomparison
190609 18:21:42.11 –> FM1/FM3/FM5 Intercomparison
190609 20:03:09.11 –> FM1/FM3/FM5 Intercomparison
190609 21:44:42.11 –> FM1/FM3/FM5 Intercomparison
190609 23:26:09.11 –> FM1/FM3/FM5 Intercomparison

190612 08:57:09.11 –> FM1/FM3/FM5 Intercomparison
190612 10:38:16.11 –> FM1/FM3/FM5 Intercomparison
190612 12:20:09.11 –> FM1/FM3/FM5 Intercomparison
190612 14:01:35.11 –> FM1/FM3/FM5 Intercomparison

190614 23:32:35.11 –> FM1/FM3/FM5 Intercomparison

190615 01:13:42.11 –> FM1/FM3/FM5 Intercomparison
190615 02:55:35.11 –> FM1/FM3/FM5 Intercomparison
190615 04:36:42.11 –> FM1/FM3/FM5 Intercomparison
190615 06:18:35.11 –> FM1/FM3/FM5 Intercomparison

190617 17:30:42.10 –> FM1/FM3/FM5 Intercomparison
190617 19:12:09.11 –> FM1/FM3/FM5 Intercomparison
190617 20:53:42.12 –> FM1/FM3/FM5 Intercomparison
190617 22:35:09.11 –> FM1/FM3/FM5 Intercomparison

190620 08:06:09.11 –> FM1/FM3/FM5 Intercomparison
190620 09:47:42.11 –> FM1/FM3/FM5 Intercomparison
190620 11:29:09.11 –> FM1/FM3/FM5 Intercomparison
190620 13:10:42.11 –> FM1/FM3/FM5 Intercomparison
190620 14:52:09.11 –> FM1/FM3/FM5 Intercomparison

190623 02:04:42.11 –> FM1/FM3/FM5 Intercomparison
190623 03:46:09.11 –> FM1/FM3/FM5 Intercomparison
190623 05:27:42.12 –> FM1/FM3/FM5 Intercomparison

190625 16:40:09.11 –> FM1/FM3/FM5 Intercomparison
190625 18:21:42.12 –> FM1/FM3/FM5 Intercomparison
190625 20:03:09.11 –> FM1/FM3/FM5 Intercomparison
190625 21:44:42.13 –> FM1/FM3/FM5 Intercomparison
190625 23:26:09.11 –> FM1/FM3/FM5 Intercomparison

190628 07:15:42.12 –> FM1/FM3/FM5 Intercomparison
190628 08:57:09.10 –> FM1/FM3/FM5 Intercomparison
190628 10:38:42.11 –> FM1/FM3/FM5 Intercomparison
190628 12:20:09.11 –> FM1/FM3/FM5 Intercomparison
190628 14:01:42.11 –> FM1/FM3/FM5 Intercomparison

190630 23:32:42.11 –> FM1/FM3/FM5 Intercomparison


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July 2019

Summary of FM-5 Operations:

SWICS only calibrations were performed on July 1, 3, 5, 8, 10, 12, 15, 17, 19, 22, 24, 26, 29, and 31.
Sunset Solar calibrations (MAM Raster scan) were performed on July 3, 17, and 31.

Lunar Scans

Lunar scans were performed on FM-5 during the month.
Date and time listed below:

190716 04:20:52.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
190716 06:02:22.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
190716 07:43:52.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
190716 09:25:21.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
190716 11:06:51.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
190716 21:15:49.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

190717 07:24:47.11 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
190717 09:06:17.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
190717 10:47:47.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
190717 12:29:16.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
190717 14:10:46.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

Aqua/NPP Nadir Dwells

The FM-5 instrument along with the FM-3 instrument on Aqua performed nadir dwell scans in July.

190701 07:37:45.12 to 07:45:54.11 –> FM3/FM5 Nadir Dwell
190706 17:38:45.09 to 17:44:00.11 –> FM3/FM5 Nadir Dwell
190714 16:55:45.11 to 17:00:48.11 –> FM3/FM5 Nadir Dwell
190717 07:31:45.12 to 07:41:54.11 –> FM3/FM5 Nadir Dwell
190722 16:11:20.11 to 16:13:54.11 –> FM3/FM5 Nadir Dwell

Terra/Aqua/NPP Intercomparison Campaign

Beginning on May 3, the FM-5 instrument along with the FM-1 instrument on NPP and the FM-6 instrument on J01 began the Terra/NPP/J01 Intercomparison campaign. This campaign continued in the month of July.

190701 01:14:09.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
190701 02:55:42.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
190701 04:37:09.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
190701 06:18:42.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison

190703 17:31:09.10 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
190703 19:12:35.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
190703 20:54:09.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
190703 22:35:35.12 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison

190706 08:06:35.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
190706 09:47:42.12 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
190706 11:29:09.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
190706 13:10:42.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
190706 14:52:09.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison

190709 00:23:09.12 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
190709 02:04:42.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
190709 03:46:09.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
190709 05:27:42.12 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison

190711 16:40:09.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
190711 18:21:42.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
190711 20:03:09.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
190711 21:44:42.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
190711 23:26:09.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison

190714 08:57:09.12 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
190714 10:38:42.10 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
190714 12:20:09.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
190714 14:01:42.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison

190716 23:32:42.08 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison

190717 01:14:09.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
190717 02:55:42.12 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
190717 04:37:09.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
190717 06:18:42.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison

190719 17:31:09.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
190719 19:12:42.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
190719 20:54:09.12 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
190719 22:35:42.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison

190722 08:06:35.12 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
190722 09:48:09.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
190722 11:29:35.13 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
190722 13:11:09.12 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
190722 14:52:35.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison

190725 00:23:09.12 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
190725 02:04:42.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
190725 03:46:09.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
190725 05:27:42.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison

190727 16:40:09.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
190727 18:21:42.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
190727 20:03:09.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
190727 21:44:42.12 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
190727 23:26:09.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison

190730 07:15:42.12 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
190730 08:57:09.08 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
190730 10:38:42.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
190730 12:20:09.10 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
190730 14:01:42.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison


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August 2019

Summary of FM-5 Operations:

SWICS only calibrations were performed on August 2, 5, 7, 9, 12, 14, 16, 19, 21, 23, 26, 28, and 30.
Sunset Solar calibrations (MAM Raster scan) were performed on August 14 and 28.

Biaxial scanning (short scan only) on FM-5 was performed from August 19 through September 2, 2019.
This scanning was performed to collect data for scientists working on angular distribution models.
The instrument transitioned to crosstrack mode for solar calibrations, internal calibrations and other
routine activities. The instrument returned to biaxial mode after the completion of these activities.

The biaxial mode scanning started with the Azimuth Angle A = 101 degrees and Azimuth Angle B = 259 degrees. While the
Azimuth Angle was between 101 and 112, all three channels were seeing a hot surface on the spacecraft antenna
causing spikes in the detector counts. This caused the Total Channel to reset throughout the day. During this time,
there were a large number of resets.

Bridge Balance values were uploaded for Biaxial Scanning to attempt to eliminate the resets:

190823 00:29:01.11 –> Set Total Channel Bridge Balance Low Value to 550
190823 00:29:03.11 –> Set Total Channel Bridge Balance High Value to 800
190823 00:29:05.11 –> Set Total Channel Bridge Balance Set Point to 725

After testing, it was determined that the resets were eliminated after the Azimuth Angle A was increased to 112 degrees or greater.
Biaxial Scanning was completed on September 2 and the Bridge Balance values were returned to normal.

Lunar Scans

Lunar scans were performed on FM-5 during the month.
Date and time listed below:

190814 18:48:03.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
190814 20:29:32.10 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
190814 22:11:02.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
190814 23:52:31.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

190815 01:34:01.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
190815 11:42:58.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
190815 23:33:25.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

190816 01:14:54.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
190816 02:56:24.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
190816 04:37:53.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
190816 06:19:22.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

Aqua/NPP Nadir Dwells

The FM-5 instrument along with the FM-3 instrument on Aqua performed nadir dwell scans in August.

190802 07:31:57.12 to 07:39:54.09 –> FM3/FM5 Nadir Dwell
190807 16:11:45.11 to 16:15:54.11 –> FM3/FM5 Nadir Dwell
190823 16:10:57.11 to 16:14:12.11 –> FM3/FM5 Nadir Dwell


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September 2019

Summary of FM-5 Operations:

SWICS only calibrations were performed on September 2, 4, 6, 9, 11, 13, 16, 18, 20, 23, 25, 27, and 30.
Sunset Solar calibrations (MAM Raster scan) were performed on September 11 and 25.

Biaxial scanning (short scan only) on FM-5 began on August 19 and continued through September 2, 2019.
This scanning was performed to collect data for scientists working on angular distribution models.
The instrument transitioned to crosstrack mode for solar calibrations, internal calibrations and other
routine activities. The instrument returned to biaxial mode after the completion of these activities.

The biaxial mode scanning started with the Azimuth Angle A = 101 degrees and Azimuth Angle B = 259 degrees. While the
Azimuth Angle was between 101 and 112, all three channels were seeing a hot surface on the spacecraft antenna
causing spikes in the detector counts. This caused the Total Channel to reset throughout the day. During this time,
there were a large number of resets.

After testing in August, it was determined that the resets were eliminated after the Azimuth Angle A was increased to 112 degrees or greater.
Biaxial Scanning was completed on September 2 and the Bridge Balance values were returned to normal on that date.

190902 00:40:39.11 –> Set Total Channel Bridge Balance Low Value to 50
190902 00:40:41.11 –> Set Total Channel Bridge Balance High Value to 300
190902 00:40:43.09 –> Set Total Channel Bridge Balance Set Point to 225

Lunar Scans

Lunar scans were performed on FM-5 during the month.
Date and time listed below:

190913 10:55:45.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
190913 12:37:15.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
190913 14:18:44.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
190913 16:00:13.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
190913 17:41:43.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

190914 03:50:39.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
190914 13:59:36.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
190914 15:41:05.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
190914 17:22:34.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
190914 19:04:04.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
190914 20:45:33.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

Aqua/NPP Nadir Dwells

The FM-5 instrument along with the FM-3 instrument on Aqua performed nadir dwell scans in September.

190906 01:25:03.11 to 01:29:00.11 –> FM3/FM5 Nadir Dwell
190908 15:29:51.12 to 15:33:54.11 –> FM3/FM5 Nadir Dwell
190924 16:05:45.11 to 16:15:17.11 –> FM3/FM5 Nadir Dwell


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October 2019

Summary of FM-5 Operations:

SWICS only calibrations were performed on October 2, 4, 7, 9, 11, 14, 16, 18, 21, 23, 25, 28, and 30.
Sunset Solar calibrations (MAM Raster scan) were performed on October 9 and 23.

Biaxial scanning (short scan only) campaign on FM-5 started up again on October 1 and continued through October.
This scanning was performed to collect data for scientists working on angular distribution models.
The instrument transitioned to crosstrack mode for solar calibrations, internal calibrations and other
routine activities. The instrument returned to biaxial mode after the completion of these activities.

The biaxial mode scanning started with the Azimuth Angle A = 115 degrees and Azimuth Angle B = 259 degrees.
On October 13, the Azimuth Angle B was changed to 270 degrees.

191013 12:15:33.10 –> Azimuth Position B Changed To 270 Degrees

Lunar Scans

Lunar scans were performed on FM-5 during the month.
Date and time listed below:

191013 04:44:22.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
191013 06:25:52.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
191013 08:07:21.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
191013 09:48:51.11 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
191013 11:30:20.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
191013 21:39:16.10 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

191014 07:48:12.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
191014 09:29:42.10 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
191014 11:11:11.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
191014 12:52:40.10 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
191014 14:34:10.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

Aqua/NPP Nadir Dwells

The FM-5 instrument along with the FM-3 instrument on Aqua performed nadir dwell scans in October.

191005 07:32:45.11 to 07:36:54.11 –> FM3/FM5 Nadir Dwell
191010 16:11:39.13 to 16:16:30.12 –> FM3/FM5 Nadir Dwell
191016 08:01:33.11 to 08:03:24.11 –> FM3/FM5 Nadir Dwell
191018 16:49:45.11 to 16:56:00.11 –> FM3/FM5 Nadir Dwell
191021 07:34:55.11 to 07:41:00.10 –> FM3/FM5 Nadir Dwell
191024 02:09:45.11 to 02:15:18.12 –> FM3/FM5 Nadir Dwell
191029 07:33:15.11 to 07:40:00.11 –> FM3/FM5 Nadir Dwell


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November 2019

Summary of FM-5 Operations:

SWICS only calibrations were performed on November 1, 4, 6, 8, 11, 13, 15, 18, 20, 22, 25, 27, and 29.
Sunset Solar calibrations (MAM Raster scan) were performed on November 6 and 20.

Gimbal Diagnostic scanning was performed on November 8, 15, 16, and 17. No science data are available for November 15 through November 17.

191108 03:14:15.09 –> Set Packet Type Gimbal For Azimuth Error Diagnostic
191108 06:37:14.09 –> Return To Normal Packet Type

191115 02:41:52.09 –> Set Packet Type Gimbal For Azimuth Error Diagnostic
191118 00:03:01.08 –> Return To Normal Packet Type

Biaxial scanning (short scan only) campaign on FM-5 started up again on October 1 and continued through November.
This scanning was performed to collect data for scientists working on angular distribution models.
For the month, biaxial scanning continued with the Azimuth Angle B = 270 Degrees.
The instrument transitioned to crosstrack mode for solar calibrations, internal calibrations and other
routine activities. The instrument returned to biaxial mode after the completion of these activities.

Lunar Scans

Lunar scans were performed on FM-5 during the month.
Date and time listed below:

191111 20:51:41.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
191111 22:33:11.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

191112 00:14:40.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
191112 01:56:10.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
191112 03:37:39.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
191112 13:46:36.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
191112 23:55:33.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

191113 01:37:02.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
191113 03:18:32.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
191113 05:00:01.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
191113 06:41:31.11 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

Aqua/NPP Nadir Dwells

The FM-5 instrument along with the FM-3 instrument on Aqua performed a nadir dwell scan in November.

191103 16:54:03.12 to 17:00:00.10 –> FM3/FM5 Nadir Dwell


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December 2019

Summary of FM-5 Operations:

SWICS only calibrations were performed on December 2, 4, 6, 9, 11, 13, 16, 18, 20, 23, 25, 27, and 30.
Sunset Solar calibrations (MAM Raster scan) were performed on December 4 and 18.

Biaxial scanning (short scan only) campaign on FM-5 continued through December.
This scanning was performed to collect data for scientists working on angular distribution models.
For the month, biaxial scanning continued with the Azimuth Angle B = 270 Degrees until December 13, when the angle was set to 259 Degrees.
The instrument transitioned to crosstrack mode for solar calibrations, internal calibrations and other
routine activities. The instrument returned to biaxial mode after the completion of these activities.

191213 01:32:29.09 –> Azimuth Position A Remains At 115 Degrees
191213 01:32:31.10 –> Azimuth Position B Changed To 259 Degrees

Lunar Scans

Lunar scans were performed on FM-5 during the month.
Date and time listed below:

191211 11:18:44.10 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
191211 13:00:14.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
191211 14:41:44.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
191211 16:23:13.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
191211 18:04:43.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

191212 05:55:11.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
191212 16:04:09.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
191212 17:45:39.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
191212 19:27:09.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
191212 21:08:39.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
191212 22:50:08.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

Aqua/NPP Nadir Dwells

The FM-5 instrument along with the FM-3 instrument on Aqua performed nadir dwell scans in December.

191202 23:48:39.12 to 23:50:54.12 –> FM3/FM5 Nadir Dwell
191208 12:19:45.12 to 12:19:45.12 –> FM3/FM5 Nadir Dwell
191219 06:20:45.09 to 06:24:00.09 –> FM3/FM5 Nadir Dwell
191224 15:42:45.11 to 15:47:00.11 –> FM3/FM5 Nadir Dwell
191227 07:10:57.11 to 07:13:24.08 –> FM3/FM5 Nadir Dwell
191227 09:40:45.10 to 09:45:00.11 –> FM3/FM5 Nadir Dwell


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January 2020

Summary of FM-5 Operations:

SWICS only calibrations were performed on January 1, 3, 6, 8, 10, 13, 15, 17, 20, 22, 24, 27, 29, and 31.
Sunset Solar calibrations (MAM Raster scan) were performed on January 1, 15, and 29.

Biaxial scanning (short scan only) campaign on FM-5 continued through January.
This scanning was performed to collect data for scientists working on angular distribution models.
For the month, biaxial scanning continued with the Azimuth Angle B = 259 Degrees.
The instrument transitioned to crosstrack mode for solar calibrations, internal calibrations and other
routine activities. The instrument returned to biaxial mode after the completion of these activities.

Lunar Scans

Lunar scans were performed on FM-5 during the month.
Date and time listed below:

200110 01:47:43.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
200110 03:29:13.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
200110 05:10:43.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
200110 06:52:13.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
200110 08:33:43.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
200110 18:42:43.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

200111 04:51:43.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
200111 06:33:13.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
200111 08:14:43.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
200111 09:56:13.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
200111 11:37:43.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

Aqua/NPP Nadir Dwells

The FM-5 instrument along with the FM-3 instrument on Aqua performed nadir dwell scans in January.

200101 13:09:45.10 to 13:15:00.10 –> FM3/FM5 Nadir Dwell
200112 07:11:45.09 to 07:13:00.09 –> FM3/FM5 Nadir Dwell
200112 08:00:45.11 to 08:03:00.09 –> FM3/FM5 Nadir Dwell
200117 11:31:45.11 to 11:34:00.11 –> FM3/FM5 Nadir Dwell
200120 05:29:45.12 to 05:31:30.12 –> FM3/FM5 Nadir Dwell
200120 08:01:15.08 to 08:03:00.11 –> FM3/FM5 Nadir Dwell
200125 14:00:45.12 to 14:06:00.12 –> FM3/FM5 Nadir Dwell
200128 05:30:15.11 to 05:32:00.11 –> FM3/FM5 Nadir Dwell
200128 08:00:15.12 to 08:04:00.10 –> FM3/FM5 Nadir Dwell


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February 2020

Summary of FM-5 Operations:

SWICS only calibrations were performed on February 3, 5, 7, 10, 12, 14, 17, 19, 21, 24, 26, and 28.
Sunset Solar calibrations (MAM Raster scan) were performed on February 12 and 26.

Biaxial scanning (short scan only) campaign on FM-5 continued through February.
This scanning was performed to collect data for scientists working on angular distribution models.
For the month, biaxial scanning continued with the Azimuth Angle B = 259 Degrees.
The instrument transitioned to crosstrack mode for solar calibrations, internal calibrations and other
routine activities. The instrument returned to biaxial mode after the completion of these activities.

Lunar Scans

Lunar scans were performed on FM-5 during the month.
Date and time listed below:

200208 14:37:20.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
200208 16:18:50.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
200208 18:00:20.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
200208 19:41:50.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
200208 21:23:21.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

200209 07:32:23.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
200209 17:41:24.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
200209 19:22:55.11 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
200209 21:04:25.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
200209 22:45:55.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

200210 00:27:26.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

Aqua/NPP Nadir Dwells

The FM-5 instrument along with the FM-3 instrument on Aqua performed nadir dwell scans in February.

200205 08:00:45.11 to 08:02:00.11 –> FM3/FM5 Nadir Dwell
200210 14:01:45.09 to 14:04:53.11 –> FM3/FM5 Nadir Dwell
200215 20:03:45.12 to 20:07:48.11 –> FM3/FM5 Nadir Dwell
200221 00:45:45.11 to 00:50:00.12 –> FM3/FM5 Nadir Dwell
200221 01:29:45.11 to 01:34:00.11 –> FM3/FM5 Nadir Dwell
200223 17:36:45.12 to 17:40:00.09 –> FM3/FM5 Nadir Dwell
200229 01:29:15.11 to 01:36:00.11 –> FM3/FM5 Nadir Dwell


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March 2020

Summary of FM-5 Operations:

SWICS only calibrations were performed on March 2, 4, 6, 9, 11, 13, 16, 18, 20, 23, 25, 27, and 30.
Sunset Solar calibrations (MAM Raster scan) were performed on March 11 and 25.

SPS1 and SPS2 threshold count values were updated from 500 to 575. This was done to prevent the instrument from entering safe mode in response to the sun reflecting off the antenna.

200303 16:15:13.36 –> SPS1 Threshold Counts Updated To 575
200303 16:15:33.69 –> SPS2 Threshold Counts Updated To 575

Biaxial scanning (short scan only) campaign on FM-5 continued through March 22.
On March 23, the instrument began Biaxial normal scanning during the daytime and short scans continued during the nighttime. This scanning was performed to collect data for scientists working on angular distribution models.
For the month, biaxial scanning continued with the Azimuth Angle B = 259 Degrees.
The instrument transitioned to crosstrack mode for solar calibrations, internal calibrations and other
routine activities. The instrument returned to biaxial mode after the completion of these activities.

200323 00:44:42.10 –> Instrument Transition to BIAX Normal Scanning

Lunar Scans

Lunar scans were performed on FM-5 during the month.
Date and time listed below:

200309 00:05:16.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
200309 01:46:46.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
200309 03:28:17.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
200309 05:09:47.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
200309 06:51:17.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
200309 17:00:20.10 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

200310 04:50:52.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
200310 06:32:23.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
200310 08:13:53.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
200310 09:55:24.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
200310 11:36:54.10 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

Aqua/NPP Nadir Dwells

The FM-5 instrument along with the FM-3 instrument on Aqua performed nadir dwell scans in March.

200305 10:09:09.11 to 10:14:06.11 –> FM3/FM5 Nadir Dwell
200308 01:29:45.11 to 01:33:48.11 –> FM3/FM5 Nadir Dwell
200310 17:39:15.11 to 17:42:00.08 –> FM3/FM5 Nadir Dwell
200316 01:38:45.11 to 01:40:54.12 –> FM3/FM5 Nadir Dwell
200324 01:28:45.11 to 01:34:00.11 –> FM3/FM5 Nadir Dwell


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April 2020

Summary of FM-5 Operations:

SWICS only calibrations were performed on April 1, 3, 6, 8, 10, 13, 15, 17, 20, 22, 24, 27, and 29.
Sunset Solar calibrations (MAM Raster scan) were performed on April 8 and 22.

Biaxial normal scanning continued on FM-5 during the month of April with short scans during the nighttime.
This scanning was performed to collect data for scientists working on angular distribution models.
For the month, biaxial scanning continued with the Azimuth Angle B = 259 Degrees.
The instrument transitioned to crosstrack mode for solar calibrations, internal calibrations and other
routine activities. The instrument returned to biaxial mode after the completion of these activities.

Lunar Scans

Lunar scans were performed on FM-5 during the month.
Date and time listed below:

200407 09:33:26.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
200407 11:14:56.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
200407 12:56:27.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
200407 14:37:57.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
200407 16:19:27.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

200408 02:28:30.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
200408 12:37:32.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
200408 14:19:02.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
200408 16:00:32.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
200408 17:42:03.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
200408 19:23:33.10 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

Aqua/NPP Nadir Dwells

The FM-5 instrument along with the FM-3 instrument on Aqua performed nadir dwell scans in April.

200401 01:27:27.11 to 01:34:00.11 –> FM3/FM5 Nadir Dwell
200406 10:04:45.10 to 10:08:30.12 –> FM3/FM5 Nadir Dwell
200409 01:29:05.09 to 01:34:00.11 –> FM3/FM5 Nadir Dwell
200417 01:30:45.11 to 01:36:54.11 –> FM3/FM5 Nadir Dwell
200422 10:03:45.11 to 10:07:30.11 –> FM3/FM5 Nadir Dwell
200425 01:29:13.09 to 01:34:00.09 –> FM3/FM5 Nadir Dwell
200427 19:20:45.12 to 19:24:00.11 –> FM3/FM5 Nadir Dwell
200430 09:23:15.11 to 09:29:24.12 –> FM3/FM5 Nadir Dwell


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May 2020

Summary of FM-5 Operations:

SWICS only calibrations were performed on May 1, 4, 6, 8, 11, 13, 15, 18, 20, 22, 25, 27, and 29.
Sunset Solar calibrations (MAM Raster scan) were performed on May 6 and 20.

Biaxial normal scanning continued on FM-5 during the month of May with short scans during the nighttime.
This scanning was performed to collect data for scientists working on angular distribution models.
For the month, biaxial scanning continued with the Azimuth Angle B = 259 Degrees.
The instrument transitioned to crosstrack mode for solar calibrations, internal calibrations and other
routine activities. The instrument returned to biaxial mode after the completion of these activities.

Lunar Scans

Lunar scans were performed on FM-5 during the month.
Date and time listed below:

200506 17:19:25.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
200506 19:00:56.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
200506 20:42:26.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
200506 22:23:56.10 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

200507 00:05:26.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
200507 10:14:28.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
200507 20:23:29.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
200507 22:04:59.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
200507 23:46:29.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

200508 01:27:59.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
200508 03:09:29.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

Aqua/NPP Nadir Dwells

The FM-5 instrument along with the FM-3 instrument on Aqua performed nadir dwell scans in May.

200505 20:08:15.11 to 20:11:00.11 –> FM3/FM5 Nadir Dwell
200508 10:44:45.11 to 10:48:00.09 –> FM3/FM5 Nadir Dwell
200516 09:23:21.11 to 09:30:00.12 –> FM3/FM5 Nadir Dwell
200527 01:24:01.11 to 01:32:30.09 –> FM3/FM5 Nadir Dwell
200527 08:00:21.11 to 08:02:36.11 –> FM3/FM5 Nadir Dwell

Terra-NPP Intercomparison Campaign

Beginning on May 2, the FM-5 instrument along with the FM-1 instrument on Terra will be part of the Terra/NPP/J01 Intercomparison campaign.

200502 15:48:42.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
200502 17:30:35.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
200502 19:11:42.12 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
200502 20:53:35.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
200502 22:34:42.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison

200505 08:05:42.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
200505 09:47:09.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
200505 11:28:42.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
200505 13:10:09.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
200505 14:51:42.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison

200508 00:22:42.10 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
200508 02:04:09.12 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
200508 03:45:42.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
200508 05:27:09.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison

200510 16:39:42.12 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
200510 18:21:09.09 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
200510 20:02:42.12 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
200510 21:44:09.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
200510 23:25:42.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison

200513 10:38:09.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
200513 12:19:42.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
200513 14:01:09.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
200513 15:42:42.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison

200516 01:13:35.13 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
200516 02:55:09.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
200516 04:36:35.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
200516 06:18:09.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison

200518 15:48:42.09 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
200518 17:30:35.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
200518 19:11:42.09 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
200518 20:53:09.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
200518 22:34:42.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison

200521 08:05:42.10 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
200521 09:47:09.10 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
200521 11:28:42.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
200521 13:10:09.12 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
200521 14:51:42.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison

200524 00:22:42.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
200524 02:04:09.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
200524 03:45:42.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
200524 05:27:09.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
200524 07:08:42.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison

200526 16:39:42.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
200526 18:21:09.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
200526 20:02:42.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
200526 21:44:09.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
200526 23:25:42.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison

200529 08:56:42.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
200529 10:38:09.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
200529 12:19:42.12 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
200529 14:01:09.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
200529 15:42:42.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison


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June 2020

Summary of FM-5 Operations:

SWICS only calibrations were performed on June 1, 3, 5, 8, 10, 12, 15, 17, 19, 22, 24, 26, and 29.
Sunset Solar calibrations (MAM Raster scan) were performed on June 3, and 17.

Biaxial normal scanning continued on FM-5 during the month of June with short scans during the nighttime.
This scanning was performed to collect data for scientists working on angular distribution models.
For the month, biaxial scanning continued with the Azimuth Angle B = 259 Degrees.
The instrument transitioned to crosstrack mode for solar calibrations, internal calibrations and other
routine activities. The instrument returned to biaxial mode after the completion of these activities.

On June 7, the FM-5 instrument went into safe mode due to a solar warning. The instrument had been operating in normal biaxial scanning and the sun elevation angle was at approximately 23.5 degrees. The instrument was sent to crosstrack on the following day, June 8 and Biaxial short scanning on June 9.

200607 15:44:34 –> SOLAR WARNING SAFING EVENT
200608 17:42:50.87 –> SET_INSTR_MODE_CROSSTRACK
200609 11:40:29.97 –> Instrument Transition to BIAX Short Scanning

Lunar Scans

Lunar scans were performed on FM-5 during the month.
Date and time listed below:

200605 02:45:30.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
200605 04:27:00.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
200605 06:08:30.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
200605 07:50:00.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
200605 09:31:30.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
200605 19:40:30.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

200606 05:49:30.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
200606 07:31:00.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
200606 09:12:30.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
200606 10:54:00.10 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
200606 12:35:29.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

Aqua/NPP Nadir Dwells

The FM-5 instrument along with the FM-3 instrument on Aqua performed nadir dwell scans in June.

200601 09:24:37.11 to 09:31:24.09 –> FM3/FM5 Nadir Dwell
200604 01:26:57.19 to 01:35:00.12 –> FM3/FM5 Nadir Dwell
200609 10:02:45.11 to 10:07:00.13 –> FM3/FM5 Nadir Dwell
200612 01:28:45.11 to 01:34:00.11 –> FM3/FM5 Nadir Dwell
200620 01:31:45.11 to 01:36:54.11 –> FM3/FM5 Nadir Dwell
200625 10:06:45.11 to 10:06:45.11 –> FM3/FM5 Nadir Dwell
200628 01:28:45.11 to 01:34:00.11 –> FM3/FM5 Nadir Dwell
200628 07:59:45.11 to 08:02:30.11 –> FM3/FM5 Nadir Dwell

Terra-NPP Intercomparison Campaign

Beginning on May 2, the FM-5 instrument along with the FM-1 instrument on Terra will be part of the Terra/NPP/J01 Intercomparison campaign.This campaign continued in the month of June with the addition of the FM3 instrument on Aqua.

200601 01:13:35.11 –> FM5 Intercomparison (FM1/FM3 didn’t scan due to internal calibration conflict)
200601 02:54:42.12 –> FM1/FM3/FM5 Intercomparison
200601 04:36:35.12 –> FM1/FM3/FM5 Intercomparison
200601 06:17:42.11 –> FM1/FM3/FM5 Intercomparison

200603 15:48:42.11 –> FM1/FM3/FM5 Intercomparison
200603 17:30:09.11 –> FM1/FM3/FM5 Intercomparison
200603 19:11:42.10 –> FM1/FM3/FM5 Intercomparison
200603 20:53:09.11 –> FM1/FM3/FM5 Intercomparison
200603 22:34:42.11 –> FM1/FM3/FM5 Intercomparison

200606 08:05:42.11 –> FM1/FM3/FM5 Intercomparison
200606 09:47:09.11 –> FM1/FM3/FM5 Intercomparison
200606 11:28:42.10 –> FM1/FM3/FM5 Intercomparison
200606 13:10:09.11 –> FM1/FM3/FM5 Intercomparison
200606 14:51:42.10 –> FM1/FM3/FM5 Intercomparison

200609 00:22:42.09 –> FM1/FM3/FM5 Intercomparison
200609 02:04:09.11 –> FM1/FM3/FM5 Intercomparison
200609 03:45:42.11 –> FM1/FM3/FM5 Intercomparison
200609 05:27:09.10 –> FM1/FM3/FM5 Intercomparison
200609 07:08:42.11 –> FM1/FM3/FM5 Intercomparison

200611 16:39:42.11 –> FM1/FM3/FM5 Intercomparison
200611 18:21:09.11 –> FM1/FM3/FM5 Intercomparison
200611 20:02:42.11 –> FM1/FM3/FM5 Intercomparison
200611 21:44:09.11 –> FM1/FM3/FM5 Intercomparison
200611 23:25:42.12 –> FM1/FM3/FM5 Intercomparison

200614 10:37:42.13 –> FM1/FM3/FM5 Intercomparison
200614 12:19:35.11 –> FM1/FM3/FM5 Intercomparison
200614 14:00:42.11 –> FM1/FM3/FM5 Intercomparison
200614 15:42:35.11 –> FM1/FM3/FM5 Intercomparison

200617 01:13:09.11 –> FM1/FM3/FM5 Intercomparison
200617 02:54:42.12 –> FM1/FM3/FM5 Intercomparison
200617 04:36:09.11 –> FM1/FM3/FM5 Intercomparison
200617 06:17:42.11 –> FM1/FM3/FM5 Intercomparison

200619 15:48:42.11 –> FM1/FM3/FM5 Intercomparison
200619 17:30:09.11 –> FM1/FM3/FM5 Intercomparison
200619 19:11:42.12 –> FM1/FM3/FM5 Intercomparison
200619 20:53:09.11 –> FM1/FM3/FM5 Intercomparison
200619 22:34:42.10 –> FM1/FM3/FM5 Intercomparison

200622 11:28:42.12 –> FM1/FM3/FM5 Intercomparison
200622 13:10:09.11 –> FM1/FM3/FM5 Intercomparison
200622 14:51:42.11 –> FM1/FM3/FM5 Intercomparison

200625 00:22:42.12 –> FM1/FM3/FM5 Intercomparison
200625 02:04:09.11 –> FM1/FM3/FM5 Intercomparison
200625 03:45:42.11 –> FM1/FM3/FM5 Intercomparison
200625 05:27:09.08 –> FM1/FM3/FM5 Intercomparison
200625 07:08:42.11 –> FM1/FM3/FM5 Intercomparison

200627 16:39:35.11 –> FM1/FM3/FM5 Intercomparison
200627 18:21:09.11 –> FM1/FM3/FM5 Intercomparison
200627 20:02:35.11 –> FM1/FM3/FM5 Intercomparison
200627 21:43:42.12 –> FM1/FM3/FM5 Intercomparison
200627 23:25:35.12 –> FM1/FM3/FM5 Intercomparison

200630 08:56:09.11 –> FM1/FM3/FM5 Intercomparison
200630 10:37:42.11 –> FM1/FM3/FM5 Intercomparison
200630 12:19:09.11 –> FM1/FM3/FM5 Intercomparison
200630 14:00:42.11 –> FM1/FM3/FM5 Intercomparison


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July 2020

Summary of FM-5 Operations:

SWICS only calibrations were performed on July 1, 3, 6, 8, 10, 13, 15, 17, 20, 22, 24, 27, 29, and 31.
Sunset Solar calibrations (MAM Raster scan) were performed on July 1, 15, and 29.

Biaxial normal scanning continued on FM-5 during the month of July with short scans during the nighttime.
This scanning was performed to collect data for scientists working on angular distribution models.
For the month, biaxial scanning continued with the Azimuth Angle B = 259 Degrees.
The instrument transitioned to crosstrack mode for solar calibrations, internal calibrations and other
routine activities. The instrument returned to biaxial mode after the completion of these activities.

Lunar Scans

Lunar scans were performed on FM-5 during the month.
Date and time listed below:

200704 12:10:02.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
200704 13:51:32.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
200704 15:33:02.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
200704 17:14:31.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
200704 18:56:01.11 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

200705 05:05:00.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
200705 15:13:59.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
200705 16:55:28.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
200705 18:36:58.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
200705 20:18:28.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
200705 21:59:58.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

Aqua/NPP Nadir Dwells

The FM-5 instrument along with the FM-3 instrument on Aqua performed nadir dwell scans in July.

200703 09:23:43.11 to 09:32:30.11 –> FM3/FM5 Nadir Dwell
200708 20:08:15.10 to 20:10:00.11 –> FM3/FM5 Nadir Dwell
200711 10:01:45.12 to 10:07:18.11 –> FM3/FM5 Nadir Dwell
200716 22:35:45.11 to 22:40:54.11 –> FM3/FM5 Nadir Dwell
200719 09:16:45.10 to 09:26:54.12 –> FM3/FM5 Nadir Dwell
200724 17:53:57.08 to 17:58:00.11 –> FM3/FM5 Nadir Dwell
200727 09:59:45.11 to 10:04:54.11 –> FM3/FM5 Nadir Dwell

Terra-NPP Intercomparison Campaign

Beginning on May 2, the FM-5 instrument along with the FM-1 instrument on Terra will be part of the Terra/NPP/J01 Intercomparison campaign.This campaign continued in the month of July.

200703 01:13:09.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
200703 02:54:42.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
200703 04:36:09.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
200703 06:17:42.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison

200705 15:48:42.13 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
200705 17:30:09.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
200705 19:11:42.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
200705 20:53:09.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
200705 22:34:42.08 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison

200708 08:05:42.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
200708 09:47:09.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
200708 11:28:42.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
200708 13:10:09.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
200708 14:51:42.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison

200711 00:22:42.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
200711 02:04:09.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
200711 03:45:42.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
200711 05:27:09.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison

200713 16:39:42.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
200713 18:21:09.10 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
200713 20:02:42.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
200713 21:44:09.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
200713 23:25:42.13 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison

200716 08:56:42.08 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
200716 10:38:09.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
200716 12:19:42.12 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
200716 14:01:09.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
200716 15:42:42.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison

200719 01:13:42.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
200719 02:55:09.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
200719 04:36:42.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
200719 06:18:09.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison

200721 15:49:09.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
200721 17:30:42.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
200721 19:12:09.12 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
200721 20:53:42.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
200721 22:35:09.12 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison

200724 08:06:09.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
200724 09:47:35.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
200724 11:29:09.10 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
200724 13:10:35.12 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
200724 14:52:09.12 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison

200727 00:22:42.10 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
200727 02:04:35.10 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
200727 03:45:42.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
200727 05:27:09.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison

200729 16:39:42.12 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
200729 18:21:09.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
200729 20:02:42.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
200729 21:44:09.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison
200729 23:25:42.11 –> FM1/FM5 Intercomparison


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August 2020

Summary of FM-5 Operations:

SWICS only calibrations were performed on August 3, 5, 7, 10, 12, 14, 17, 19, 21, 24, 26, 28, and 31.
Sunset Solar calibrations (MAM Raster scan) were performed on August 12 and 26.

Biaxial normal scanning continued on FM-5 during the month of August with short scans during the nighttime.
This scanning was performed to collect data for scientists working on angular distribution models.
For the month, biaxial scanning continued with the Azimuth Angle B = 259 Degrees.
The instrument transitioned to crosstrack mode for solar calibrations, internal calibrations and other
routine activities. The instrument returned to biaxial mode after the completion of these activities.

200808 01:02:10.09 –> Instrument Transition to BIAX Normal Scanning

Lunar Scans

Lunar scans were performed on FM-5 during the month.
Date and time listed below:

200802 23:14:51.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

200803 00:56:21.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
200803 02:37:51.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
200803 04:19:20.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
200803 06:00:50.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

200804 02:18:45.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
200804 04:00:14.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
200804 05:41:44.10 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
200804 07:23:14.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
200804 09:04:43.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

Aqua/NPP Nadir Dwells

The FM-5 instrument along with the FM-3 instrument on Aqua performed nadir dwell scans in August.

200801 18:32:45.11 to 18:40:23.11 –> FM3/FM5 Nadir Dwell
200804 09:17:45.12 to 09:21:29.11 –> FM3/FM5 Nadir Dwell
200809 17:47:45.11 to 17:59:00.13 –> FM3/FM5 Nadir Dwell
200817 18:34:45.11 to 18:38:00.11 –> FM3/FM5 Nadir Dwell (FM3 Data lost due to SSR anomaly)


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September 2020

Summary of FM-5 Operations:

SWICS only calibrations were performed on September 2, 4, 7, 9, 11, 14, 16, 18, 21, 23, 25, 28, and 30.
Sunset Solar calibrations (MAM Raster scan) were performed on September 9 and 23.

Biaxial normal scanning continued on FM-5 during the month of September with short scans during the nighttime.
This scanning was performed to collect data for scientists working on angular distribution models.
For the month, biaxial scanning continued with the Azimuth Angle B = 259 Degrees.
The instrument transitioned to crosstrack mode for solar calibrations, internal calibrations and other
routine activities. The instrument returned to biaxial mode after the completion of these activities.

Lunar Scans

Lunar scans were performed on FM-5 during the month.
Date and time listed below:

200901 12:00:04.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
200901 13:41:33.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
200901 15:23:03.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
200901 17:04:32.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
200901 18:46:02.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

200902 04:54:58.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
200902 15:03:55.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
200902 16:45:25.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
200902 18:26:54.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
200902 20:08:24.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
200902 21:49:53.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync


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October 2020

Summary of FM-5 Operations:

SWICS only calibrations were performed on October 2, 5, 7, 9, 12, 14, 16, 19, 21, 23, 26, 28, and 30.
Sunset Solar calibrations (MAM Raster scan) were performed on October 7 and 21.

Biaxial normal scanning continued on FM-5 during the month of October with short scans during the nighttime.
This scanning was performed to collect data for scientists working on angular distribution models.
For the month, biaxial scanning continued with the Azimuth Angle A = 115 Degrees and Azimuth Angle B was changed to 270 degrees on Oct 1.
The instrument transitioned to crosstrack mode for solar calibrations, internal calibrations and other
routine activities. The instrument returned to biaxial mode after the completion of these activities.

201001 00:44:14.09 –> Azimuth Position A Remains At 115 Degrees
201001 00:44:16.09 –> Azimuth Position B Changed To 270 Degrees

Lunar Scans

Lunar scans were performed on FM-5 during the month.
Date and time listed below:

201001 04:07:30.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
201001 05:48:59.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
201001 07:30:28.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
201001 09:11:58.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
201001 10:53:27.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
201001 21:02:24.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

201002 07:11:20.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
201002 08:52:49.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
201002 10:34:19.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
201002 12:15:48.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
201002 13:57:17.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

201030 21:56:01.11 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
201030 23:37:30.11 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

201031 01:18:59.12 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
201031 03:00:29.11 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
201031 04:41:58.11 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
201031 14:50:54.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

Aqua/NPP Nadir Dwells

The FM-5 instrument along with the FM-3 instrument on Aqua performed nadir dwell scans in October.

201004 16:58:45.10 to 17:08:54.10 –> FM3/FM5 Nadir Dwell
201020 16:58:55.11 to 17:09:00.11 –> FM3/FM5 Nadir Dwell
201023 10:55:45.11 to 11:05:54.09 –> FM3/FM5 Nadir Dwell
201023 12:20:45.09 to 12:26:12.10 –> FM3/FM5 Nadir Dwell

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September 2020

Summary of FM-5 Operations:

SWICS only calibrations were performed on September 2, 4, 7, 9, 11, 14, 16, 18, 21, 23, 25, 28, and 30.
Sunset Solar calibrations (MAM Raster scan) were performed on September 9 and 23.

Biaxial normal scanning continued on FM-5 during the month of September with short scans during the nighttime.
This scanning was performed to collect data for scientists working on angular distribution models.
For the month, biaxial scanning continued with the Azimuth Angle B = 259 Degrees.
The instrument transitioned to crosstrack mode for solar calibrations, internal calibrations and other
routine activities. The instrument returned to biaxial mode after the completion of these activities.

Lunar Scans

Lunar scans were performed on FM-5 during the month.
Date and time listed below:

200901 12:00:04.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
200901 13:41:33.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
200901 15:23:03.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
200901 17:04:32.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
200901 18:46:02.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

200902 04:54:58.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
200902 15:03:55.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
200902 16:45:25.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
200902 18:26:54.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
200902 20:08:24.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
200902 21:49:53.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync


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October 2020

Summary of FM-5 Operations:

SWICS only calibrations were performed on October 2, 5, 7, 9, 12, 14, 16, 19, 21, 23, 26, 28, and 30.
Sunset Solar calibrations (MAM Raster scan) were performed on October 7 and 21.

Biaxial normal scanning continued on FM-5 during the month of October with short scans during the nighttime.
This scanning was performed to collect data for scientists working on angular distribution models.
For the month, biaxial scanning continued with the Azimuth Angle A = 115 Degrees and Azimuth Angle B was changed to 270 degrees on Oct 1.
The instrument transitioned to crosstrack mode for solar calibrations, internal calibrations and other
routine activities. The instrument returned to biaxial mode after the completion of these activities.

201001 00:44:14.09 –> Azimuth Position A Remains At 115 Degrees
201001 00:44:16.09 –> Azimuth Position B Changed To 270 Degrees

Lunar Scans

Lunar scans were performed on FM-5 during the month.
Date and time listed below:

201001 04:07:30.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
201001 05:48:59.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
201001 07:30:28.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
201001 09:11:58.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
201001 10:53:27.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
201001 21:02:24.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

201002 07:11:20.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
201002 08:52:49.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
201002 10:34:19.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
201002 12:15:48.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
201002 13:57:17.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

201030 21:56:01.11 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
201030 23:37:30.11 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

201031 01:18:59.12 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
201031 03:00:29.11 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
201031 04:41:58.11 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
201031 14:50:54.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

Aqua/NPP Nadir Dwells

The FM-5 instrument along with the FM-3 instrument on Aqua performed nadir dwell scans in October.

201004 16:58:45.10 to 17:08:54.10 –> FM3/FM5 Nadir Dwell
201020 16:58:55.11 to 17:09:00.11 –> FM3/FM5 Nadir Dwell
201023 10:55:45.11 to 11:05:54.09 –> FM3/FM5 Nadir Dwell
201023 12:20:45.09 to 12:26:12.10 –> FM3/FM5 Nadir Dwell


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November 2020

Summary of FM-5 Operations:

SWICS only calibrations were performed on November 2, 4, 6, 9, 11, 13, 16, 18, 20, 23, 25, 27, and 30.
Sunset Solar calibrations (MAM Raster scan) were performed on November 4 and 18.

Biaxial normal scanning continued on FM-5 during the month of November with short scans during the nighttime.
This scanning was performed to collect data for scientists working on angular distribution models.
For the month, biaxial scanning continued with the Azimuth Angle A = 115 Degrees and Azimuth Angle B = 270 degrees.
The instrument transitioned to crosstrack mode for solar calibrations, internal calibrations and other
routine activities. The instrument returned to biaxial mode after the completion of these activities.

Lunar Scans

Lunar scans were performed on FM-5 during the month.
Date and time listed below:

201101 00:59:51.11 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
201101 02:41:20.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
201101 04:22:50.11 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
201101 06:04:19.11 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
201101 07:45:48.10 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

201129 15:45:22.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
201129 17:26:52.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
201129 19:08:21.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
201129 20:49:51.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
201129 22:31:21.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

201130 08:40:18.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
201130 20:30:45.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
201130 22:12:15.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
201130 23:53:45.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

Aqua/NPP Nadir Dwells

The FM-5 instrument along with the FM-3 instrument on Aqua performed nadir dwell scans in November.

201108 11:01:39.09 to 11:08:42.11 –> FM3/FM5 Nadir Dwell
201111 03:03:19.10 to 03:12:00.11 –> FM3/FM5 Nadir Dwell
201116 11:42:45.11 to 11:50:44.12 –> FM3/FM5 Nadir Dwell
201124 15:42:45.12 to 15:47:12.10 –> FM3/FM5 Nadir Dwell
201127 03:06:39.11 to 03:12:00.11 –> FM3/FM5 Nadir Dwell
201127 09:40:45.08 to 09:44:24.11 –> FM3/FM5 Nadir Dwell


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December 2020

Summary of FM-5 Operations:

SWICS only calibrations were performed on December 2, 4, 7, 9, 11, 14, 16, 18, 21, 23, 25, 28, and 30.
Sunset Solar calibrations (MAM Raster scan) were performed on December 2, 16, and 30.

Biaxial normal scanning continued on FM-5 during the month of December with short scans during the nighttime.
This scanning was performed to collect data for scientists working on angular distribution models.
For the month, biaxial scanning continued with the Azimuth Angle A = 115 Degrees and Azimuth Angle B = 270 degrees until December 14. On December 14, the Azimuth Angle B was changed to 259 degrees.
The instrument transitioned to crosstrack mode for solar calibrations, internal calibrations and other
routine activities. The instrument returned to biaxial mode after the completion of these activities.

201214 02:31:29.09 –> Azimuth Position A Remains At 115 Degrees
201214 02:31:31.09 –> Azimuth Position B Changed To 259 Degrees

Lunar Scans

Lunar scans were performed on FM-5 during the month.
Date and time listed below:

201201 01:35:14.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
201201 03:16:44.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

201229 09:36:51.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
201229 11:18:21.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
201229 12:59:51.10 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
201229 14:41:20.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
201229 16:22:50.10 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

201230 14:22:20.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
201230 16:03:50.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
201230 17:45:20.10 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
201230 19:26:50.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
201230 21:08:20.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

Aqua/NPP Nadir Dwells

The FM-5 instrument along with the FM-3 instrument on Aqua performed nadir dwell scans in December.

201202 13:09:45.11 to 13:16:00.11 –> FM3/FM5 Nadir Dwell
201208 01:06:45.11 to 01:10:00.12 –> FM3/FM5 Nadir Dwell
201210 14:00:45.11 to 14:05:00.12 –> FM3/FM5 Nadir Dwell
201213 03:16:29.12 to 03:19:44.11 –> FM3/FM5 Nadir Dwell
201213 07:59:45.11 to 08:03:00.11 –> FM3/FM5 Nadir Dwell
201221 07:10:45.11 to 07:13:30.11 –> FM3/FM5 Nadir Dwell
201231 22:34:45.11 to 22:39:53.11 –> FM3/FM5 Nadir Dwell


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January 2021

Summary of FM-5 Operations:

SWICS only calibrations were performed on January 1, 4, 6, 8, 11, 13, 15, 18, 20, 22, 25, 27, and 29.
Sunset Solar calibrations (MAM Raster scan) were performed on January 13 and 27.

Biaxial normal scanning continued on FM-5 during the month of January with short scans during the nighttime.
This scanning was performed to collect data for scientists working on angular distribution models.
For the month, biaxial scanning continued with the Azimuth Angle A = 115 Degrees and Azimuth Angle B = 259 degrees until January 5. On January 5, the Azimuth Angle B was changed to 270 degrees.
The instrument transitioned to crosstrack mode for solar calibrations, internal calibrations and other
routine activities. The instrument returned to biaxial mode after the completion of these activities.

210105 00:37:34.10 –> Azimuth Position A Remains At 115 Degrees
210105 00:37:36.09 –> Azimuth Position B Changed To 270 Degrees

Lunar Scans

Lunar scans were performed on FM-5 during the month.
Date and time listed below:

210128 01:48:56.11 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
210128 03:30:27.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
210128 05:11:57.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
210128 06:53:27.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
210128 08:34:57.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
210128 18:43:58.11 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

210129 04:52:59.11 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
210129 06:34:30.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
210129 08:16:00.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
210129 09:57:30.11 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
210129 11:39:00.12 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

Aqua/NPP Nadir Dwells

The FM-5 instrument along with the FM-3 instrument on Aqua performed nadir dwell scans in January.

210103 16:32:51.13 to 16:36:54.11 –> FM3/FM5 Nadir Dwell
210106 07:10:15.09 to 07:14:00.09 –> FM3/FM5 Nadir Dwell
210116 22:34:29.10 to 22:38:12.08 –> FM3/FM5 Nadir Dwell
210119 13:10:45.11 to 13:17:32.09 –> FM3/FM5 Nadir Dwell
210122 07:10:17.11 to 07:15:00.12 –> FM3/FM5 Nadir Dwell
210125 01:06:45.09 to 01:10:32.11 –> FM3/FM5 Nadir Dwell
210130 03:09:45.11 to 03:18:53.11 –> FM3/FM5 Nadir Dwell


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February 2021

Summary of FM-5 Operations:

SWICS only calibrations were performed on February 1, 3, 5, 8, 10, 12, 15, 17, 19, 22, 24, and 26.
Sunset Solar calibrations (MAM Raster scan) were performed on February 10 and 24.

On February 2, 24 hour ICM (Internal Calibration Module) testing was performed on FM5:

210202 00:15:46.09 –> Begin 24h Blackbody On Test (Medium Level)
210203 00:01:00.11 –> Completed 24h Blackbody On Test (Medium Level)

Biaxial normal scanning continued on FM-5 during the month of February with short scans during the nighttime.
This scanning was performed to collect data for scientists working on angular distribution models.
For the month, biaxial scanning continued with the Azimuth Angle A = 115 Degrees and Azimuth Angle B = 270 degrees.
The instrument transitioned to crosstrack mode for solar calibrations, internal calibrations and other
routine activities. The instrument returned to biaxial mode after the completion of these activities.

Lunar Scans

Lunar scans were performed on FM-5 during the month.
Date and time listed below:

210226 14:39:23.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
210226 16:20:54.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
210226 18:02:24.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
210226 19:43:54.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
210226 21:25:25.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

210227 07:34:27.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
210227 17:43:29.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
210227 19:24:59.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
210227 21:06:30.08 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync
210227 22:48:00.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

210228 00:29:30.09 –> Lunar Scan, Azimuth A_Only_Sync

Aqua/NPP Nadir Dwells

The FM-5 instrument along with the FM-3 instrument on Aqua performed nadir dwell scans in February.

210204 16:34:45.11 to 16:37:53.11 –> FM3/FM5 Nadir Dwell
210207 03:55:45.12 to 04:05:00.11 –> FM3/FM5 Nadir Dwell
210212 14:02:45.09 to 14:06:00.11 –> FM3/FM5 Nadir Dwell
210215 03:14:37.11 to 03:22:00.10 –> FM3/FM5 Nadir Dwell
210223 03:54:45.11 to 04:02:56.11 –> FM3/FM5 Nadir Dwell