Sunday, December 27, 2015

Data Outages Due to Snow in Southern New Mexico

Since last night, the SDO science telemetry downlink has been severely degraded due to snow and ice in southern New Mexico. The telemetry files being delivered to the SOCs have been partial for all three instruments. Accumulations of ice and or snow have probably collected on both SDO1 and SDO2 dishes. At the moment, conditions are still poor. The data outages will stop when the severe weather ceases.