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Terra Completes Lunar Deep Space Maneuver

Submitted by dolink on Fri, 09/29/2017 - 18:46

On August 5, 2017, the Terra spacecraft completed a deep space pitch maneuver. During this maneuver, the moon was visible through the MODIS earth-view port. Details are included below. MODIS was in Day Collection rate during the maneuver, instead of nominal Night Collection. MODIS telemetry and gain parameters stabilized by 2017/218 14:20 (GMT). 

Start: 2017/217 23:15:45
Moon Center: 2017/217 23:29:54 
End:  2017/217 23:51:39