Noaa 15 scan errors

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Sadly it looks like NOAA 15 is no longer servicable. Scan errors (almost certainly caused by lubrication failure of the AVHRR instrument) have been getting steadily worse since yesterday

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Shes over 20 years old so I think NOAA have got their moneys worth out of #15! :-respekt:-respekt
 
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This morning NOAA 18 was passing at 08:40 UTC. NOAA 15 at 08:44 UTC
I could only get a bit of the NOAA 15 pass.This is the 16:53 pass.As you say it looks like we are now down to two WX satellites.
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NOAA believe the scan motor has stalled.


Shes unlikely to recover from that. Ive rather sadly removed #15 from my list of active satellites and apart from occasionally monitoring the output Im not going to bother with 15 again unless she recovers
 
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Perhaps mit is not dead yet.Maybe the repairman got there
A scan this morning.
noaa-15-07260754-mcir-precip.jpgnoaa-15-07260754-norm.jpg
 
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Yah glad to see 15 has been resurrected from the dead. Ive switched her back into my system so now awaiting the next pass :)
 
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And after 4 or 5 days of resumed service shes broken again :(
 
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Yup been back a couple of days. yah! :D
 
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I got a really bad scan from N 15 last night.I thought that it had gone belly up again.
Luckily I did not post it.This is not one of my better scans It is still working fine though.
noaa-15-08221803-mcir-precip.jpg
 

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