Completed the CERES Crosstrack Internal Calibration
Completed the CERES Aft Biaxial Scan Rate Tests
Uplinked the daily Master Command Loads and Ephemeris
Returned the CERES Aft instrument to Crosstrack
Deployed the AIRS Earth Shield and left the scan mirror parked (in preparation for the Thruster Characterization Tests)
Parked the AMSU and HSB instruments, placed the CERES instruments in Standby (non-scanning) mode, opened the Iso-valve, and turned on the catbed heaters all in preparation for the Thruster Characterization Tests
The following activities are scheduled for the next 24 hours:
Perform the Thruster Characterization tests
Close the Iso-valve and turn off the catbed heaters
Uplink the daily Master Command Loads and Ephemeris
Return the AMSU and HSB instruments to scan mode
Return the CERES instruments to Crosstrack
Move the MODIS Space View Door (SVD) to the Open position
Return the AIRS instruments scan mirror to rotating
Aqua Spacecraft Status:
Spacecraft State is currently Standby.
GNC Mode is Fine Point Mode, HiFi Ephemeris.
Aqua Instrument Status:
AIRS is in Standby state, Quiet bus is ON, Noisy bus is ON, Cryocooler is OFF with the Decontaminate Heater ON, Scan mirror is PARKED and earth shield is OPEN.
AMSR-E is in Normal mode, rotating at 40 RPM.
AMSU A1 is Parked.
AMSU A2 is Parked.
CERES Aft is in Standby mode and the covers are CLOSED.
CERES Fore is in Standby mode and the covers are CLOSED.
HSB is Parked.
MODIS is in Standby mode, Nadir Door is Unlatched and CLOSED, Solar Diffuser Door is Unlatched and CLOSED, and the Space View Door is Unlatched and Open at the OUTGAS position.