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The MODIS Characterization Support Team briefed the science team representatives the performance of MODIS instrument after the safe-mode recovery. Below is the presentation summarizing the instrument performance after the safe-mode recovery.

Terra MODIS transitioned to science mode at 2016/055 at 19:26:34 GMT. More updates relating to instrument health and performance will be posted when available.

Last night (2/22/2016) the Terra FOT successfully recovered the Terra spacecraft from Safe-Mode back to Normal mode. A Command Authorization Meeting (CAM) was scheduled this morning (02/23/2016) to review the plan to recover the MODIS instrument. The recovery of the MODIS instrument is currently in progress. Updates will be posted periodically.

Terra spacecraft entered safe mode (2016/049: 14:33:17) during an IAM. This caused MODIS to enter safe mode as well. The nadir and the space-view doors are closed as expected. The solar diffuser door is still open (since the anomaly from July, 2003). Updates will be posted periodically.

The presentations from the MODIS Science Team Meeting, May-2015 are available at the following location: http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov/sci_team/meetings/201505/index.php