Aqua MODIS performed a successful lunar calibration on 07/10/11 (2011/191 21:25:33-21:32:19).
Spacecraft roll of -20.0 degrees with a phase angle of 55.81 degrees.
Loss of pointing accuracy times for this event were 20011/191 from 21:12:52-21:48:00.
MODIS Aqua experienced a non-recoverable data loss on 07/06/11 due to playback errors and a buffer overwrite.
The time period of loss is 2011/187 02:03:55-02:16:37
There is a MCST session at UMUC, Adelphi, MD on Tuesday, May 17 1:30 - 5:30.
MODIS Science Team Meeting at UMUC, Adelphi, MD., May 18-20.
Details available on the MODIS Science Team page http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov/sci_team/meetings/201105/
Calibrations for May will include a Lunar Roll (DOY 141), a PV Ecal (DOY 142), an SRCA Radiometric (DOY 143), and an SDSM Screened (DOY 144).
Calibrations for April will include an SRCA Spatial (DOY 101), an SDSM Screened (DOY 102), an SRCA Spectral (DOY 110), and an SRCA Radiometric (DOY 115).
MODIS Characterization Support Team
The MODIS Characterization Support Team (MCST) is dedicated to the production of a high quality MODIS calibration product. This product is a precursor to every geophysical science product. MCST works for the Science Team Leader and is responsible for developing and maintaining the calibration product (L1B algorithm).
Collection 6 has been under development for a number of years. MCST, in consultation with representatives of the science disciplines, developed improvements to the calibration algorithms and methodolgies to handle known issues with the aging MODIS sensors. Summary talks of the proposed Collection 6 changes have been delivered at the MODIS science team meetings over the last few years.