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The MERIS menu to your right provide information concerning the SPPA activities for this instrument. 

 

A brief description of the instrument, its operations and main mission highlights is available in the sections below:

  Sensor Description   |    Sensor Modes   |   Mission Operations Overview     

Minimize Mission Operations Overview

As the MERIS mission was the first imaging spectrometer mission with a primary objective for ocean and coastal water colour remote sensor. It was very sucessful with its highlights presented, e.g. during the ESA Living Planet Symposiums such as the one held in Edinburgh, UK in 2013.  The programme for this symposium can be found here.

MERIS operations was very stable with only very few interruptions and contiuously prioviding data to its users. The data were made available to users in NRT from a rolling archive and through the MERCI system systematically. 3 major reprocessing campaings took place.

Major events in MERIS operations included:

  • First data availability May 2002
  • ENVISAT Calibration Workshop in 09.-13.09.2002 (MERIS Presentation)
  • Re-Programming of band 11 (761nm, oxygen absorption band) in December 2002 in order to optimize the cloud top pressure retrieval
  • Turning-off the offset control loop (OCL) on 13.12.2004, leading to an unexpected increase of low level noise. The OCL was turned on again on 09.10.2006. A correction of the data acquired during the OCL-off period was introduced in the 3rd reprocessing which was released in July 2011.
  • Reprocessing campaigns;
    • 2004: First reprocessing; applied to the Reduced Resolution data of the year 2003
    • 2005: Second reprocessing: reprocessing of the Reduced Resolution mission archive from 2002 - present (2005)
    • 2011: Third reprocessing: reprocessing of the Reduced Resolution mission archive from 2002 - present (2011)
    • 2014: First bulk reprocessing of the complete Full Resolution Full Mission archive. Same processor configuration as 3rd RR reprocessing

The major event of the instruments operations are listed below:

 

2004 | 2005 | 2006 | 2007 | 2008 | 2009 | 2010 | 2011 | 2012

Unavailabilities 2004

 

Start UTC Stop UTC Start Orbit Stop Orbit Duration (sec) Planned Description
08/06/2004 04:05:28 08/06/2004 04:11:48 11882 11882 380 YES

MERIS in Heater/Stabilization during HSM reset; MERIS BACK TO MEASUREMENT

08/06/2004 06:30:00 08/06/2004 09:03:25 11883 11885 9205 YES

MERIS in Heater; MERIS back in Measurement

10/06/2004 17:52:10 10/06/2004 19:44:18 11919 11920 6728 YES

MERIS in Heater during HSM reset; MERIS back in Measurement after HSM reset

11/06/2004 07:29:28 11/06/2004 08:12:40 11927 11927 2592 NO

MERIS RR (LBR) and FR (MBR) data not recorded on SSR2. Ref. AR ENV-0841.

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Unavailabilities 2005

Start UTC Stop UTC Start Orbit Stop Orbit Duration (sec) Planned Description
14/06/2005 04:47:25 14/06/2005 05:25:49 17193 17193 2304 NO

MERIS SDPSS spuriously switched to PAUSE mode caused by a SEU

10/08/2005 05:18:36 10/08/2005 05:36:29 18009 18009 1073 NO

MERIS SDPSS spuriously switched to PAUSE mode caused by a SEU

25/08/2005 20:33:01 25/08/2005 21:12:29 18233 18233 2368 NO

MERIS SDPSS spuriously switched to PAUSE mode caused by a SEU

15/09/2005 19:44:13 15/09/2005 20:14:37 18533 18533 1824 NO

MERIS SDPSS switch into PAUSE mode

24/09/2005 01:30:01 24/09/2005 02:06:21 18651 18651 2180 NO

MERIS SDPSS spuriously switched to PAUSE mode caused by a SEU.

25/09/2005 09:18:05 25/09/2005 09:57:49 18670 18670 2384 NO

MERIS SDPSS spuriously switched to PAUSE mode caused by a SEU.

01/10/2005 18:13:01 01/10/2005 18:33:17 18761 18761 1216 NO

MERIS SDPSS spuriously switched to PAUSE mode caused by a SEU

01/10/2005 20:13:49   18762 18762 48 NO

MERIS SDPSS spuriously switched to PAUSE mode caused by a SEU

03/10/2005 03:48:45 03/10/2005 04:05:17 18781 18781 992 NO

MERIS SDPSS spuriously switched to PAUSE mode caused by a SEU

08/10/2005 01:24:45 08/10/2005 01:27:41 18851 18851 176 NO

MERIS SDPSS spuriously switched to PAUSE mode caused by a SEU

17/10/2005 13:02:37 17/10/2005 13:30:21 18987 18987 1664 NO

MERIS SDPSS spuriously switched to PAUSE mode caused by a SEU

24/10/2005 01:14:53 24/10/2005 01:26:53 19080 19080 720 NO

MERIS SDPSS spuriously switched to PAUSE mode caused by a SEU

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Unavailabilities 2006

Start UTC Stop UTC Start Orbit Stop Orbit Duration (sec) Planned Description
13/02/2006 15:30:35

 

13/02/2006 16:12:11

 

20692

 

20692

 

2496

 

NO

 

MERIS SDPSS spuriously switched to PAUSE mode caused by a SEU. SSR-2 rejected command the same day, was due to MERIS PAUSE mode, no data were recorded.

06/04/2006 02:09:26

 

08/04/2006 18:44:27

 

21428

 

21467

 

232500.6

 

NO

 

SM DSL after memory reconfiguration due to SM OBDH anomalies; back to measurement

07/05/2006 08:31:36

 

07/05/2006 08:55:04

 

21876

 

21876

 

1408

 

NO

 

MERIS SDPSS spuriously switched to PAUSE mode caused by a SEU

12/05/2006 16:31:36

 

12/05/2006 16:32:08

 

21952

 

21952

 

32

 

NO

 

MERIS SDPSS spuriously switched to PAUSE mode caused by a SEU

18/07/2006 12:59:02

 

18/07/2006 18:55:39

 

22909

 

22913

 

21397

 

NO

 

ICU self Test failure on the EDAC

26/07/2006 20:01:28

 

26/07/2006 20:03:04

 

23028

 

23028

 

96

 

NO

 

MERIS SDPSS spuriously switched to PAUSE mode caused by a SEU

25/08/2006 10:54:32

 

25/08/2006 10:55:36

 

23452

 

23452

 

64

 

NO

 

MERIS SDPSS spuriously switched to PAUSE mode caused by a SEU

30/08/2006 06:59:52

 

30/08/2006 07:01:28

 

23521

 

23521

 

96

 

NO

 

MERIS SDPSS spuriously switched to PAUSE mode caused by a SEU

07/09/2006 16:40:30

 

10/09/2006 15:52:00

 

23641

 

23684

 

256290

 

NO

 

Payload off due to Service Module Anomaly  (Global AOCS Surveillance triggered - STD Deviation Anomaly).; MERIS is in Measurement again. Ref. AR ENV-992.

13/09/2006 03:20:00

 

13/09/2006 08:30:00

 

23719

 

23722

 

18600

 

YES

 

OCM

16/09/2006 18:19:23

 

16/09/2006 18:21:15

 

23771

 

23771

 

112

 

NO

 

MERIS SDPSS spuriously switched to PAUSE mode caused by a SEU.

28/11/2006 07:58:29

 

29/11/2006 22:18:29

 

24810

 

24833

 

138000

 

YES

 

Correction - Memory Maintenance, Ref AR ENV-1005.; Available again in T-Stab after SM Memory Maintenance. Ref: AR ENV-1005.

03/12/2006 18:55:05

 

03/12/2006 18:56:09

 

24888

 

24888

 

64

 

NO

 

MERIS SDPSS spuriously switched to PAUSE mode caused by a SEU

10/12/2006 23:52:57

 

10/12/2006 23:54:01

 

24991

 

24991

 

64

 

NO

 

MERIS SDPSS spuriously switched to PAUSE mode caused by a SEU

12/12/2006 18:02:17

 

15/12/2006 22:28:02

 

25016

 

25062

 

275145

 

NO

 

Due to a LVL 3 PROTOCOL ERROR AND INTERRUPT All Instruments are Unavailable.; MERIS back to operations.

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Unavailabilities 2007

Start UTC Stop UTC Start Orbit Stop Orbit Duration (sec) Planned Description
20/01/2007 20:28:53

 

20/01/2007 20:29:25

 

25576

 

25576

 

32

 

NO

 

MERIS SDPSS unexpectedly switched to PAUSE mode

08/02/2007 15:49:25

 

08/02/2007 15:51:01

 

25845

 

25845

 

96

 

NO

 

MERIS SDPSS unexpectedly switched to PAUSE mode. REF. AR: ENV-911

03/03/2007 04:51:17

 

03/03/2007 04:51:33

 

26168

 

26168

 

16

 

NO

 

MERIS SDPSS unexpectedly switched to PAUSE mode

05/03/2007 14:10:29

 

05/03/2007 14:11:33

 

26202

 

26202

 

64

 

NO

 

MERIS SDPSS unexpectedly switched to PAUSE mode

07/03/2007 13:04:37

 

07/03/2007 13:06:13

 

26230

 

26230

 

96

 

NO

 

MERIS SDPSS unexpectedly switched to PAUSE mode. Ref: AR ENV-911

20/03/2007 16:13:25

 

20/03/2007 16:15:01

 

26418

 

26418

 

96

 

NO

 

MERIS SDPSS unexpectedly switched to PAUSE mode. Ref: AR ENV-911

12/04/2007 19:29:41

 

12/04/2007 19:30:29

 

26749

 

26749

 

48

 

NO

 

MERIS SDPSS unexpectedly switched to PAUSE mode. Ref: AR ENV-911

07/05/2007 17:21:00

 

07/05/2007 18:03:00

 

27106

 

27106

 

2520

 

NO

 

The MERIS SDPSS status words 2 & 3 showed a "DPC4 error" for about 42 minutes till the end of Direct & Averaging mode segment of orbit #27106. AR-ENV-823 has been reopened.

09/05/2007 16:30:45

 

09/05/2007 16:32:21

 

27134

 

27134

 

96

 

NO

 

MERIS SDPSS unexpectedly switched to PAUSE mode. Ref: AR ENV-911

21/05/2007 02:06:58

 

21/05/2007 04:48:56

 

27297

 

27299

 

9718

 

NO

 

Due to a commanding conflict during Svalbard pass #27282 about 2.5 hours' worth of payload commands did not make it onboard, causing various subsystem operations to be affected.; MERIS remained in direct and averaging mode for the entire duration.

13/06/2007 23:08:36

 

13/06/2007 23:08:52

 

27639

 

27639

 

16

 

NO

 

MERIS SDPSS unexpectedly switched to PAUSE mode. Ref: AR ENV-911

30/06/2007 19:36:04

 

30/06/2007 19:37:24

 

27880

 

27880

 

80

 

NO

 

MERIS SDPSS unexpectedly switched to PAUSE mode. Ref: AR ENV-911

06/08/2007 18:23:00

 

06/08/2007 18:24:04

 

28409

 

28409

 

64

 

NO

 

MERIS SDPSS unexpectedly switched to PAUSE mode. Ref: AR ENV-911

16/09/2007 23:41:08

 

16/09/2007 23:41:40

 

28999

 

28999

 

32

 

NO

 

MERIS SDPSS unexpectedly switched to PAUSE mode. Ref: AR ENV-911

24/09/2007 12:27:00

 

27/09/2007 12:27:34

 

29107

 

29150

 

259234

 

NO

 

Payload switch-off due to Service Module Anomaly  (Global AOCS Surveillance triggered). All payload unavailable until further notice.; MERIS back in  Heater after SM-DSL. Ref: AR ENV-1046

29/09/2007 16:20:04

 

29/09/2007 16:20:44

 

29181

 

29181

 

40

 

YES

 

As work around to ANO_ENV_908 (1/2 OBT WA) MERIS has been switched into PAUSE mode.

17/10/2007 10:52:43

 

17/10/2007 10:54:35

 

29435

 

29435

 

112

 

NO

 

MERIS SDPSS unexpectedly switched to PAUSE mode. Ref: AR ENV-911

17/10/2007 12:30:51

 

17/10/2007 12:31:07

 

29436

 

29436

 

16

 

NO

 

MERIS SDPSS unexpectedly switched to PAUSE mode. Ref: AR ENV-911

27/10/2007 22:28:27

 

27/10/2007 22:29:31

 

29585

 

29585

 

64

 

NO

 

MERIS SDPSS unexpectedly switched to PAUSE mode. Ref: AR ENV-911

29/11/2007 09:42:03

 

29/11/2007 09:42:35

 

30050

 

30050

 

32

 

NO

 

MERIS SDPSS unexpectedly switched to PAUSE mode. Ref: AR ENV-911

02/12/2007 21:43:23

 

02/12/2007 21:44:43

 

30100

 

30100

 

80

 

NO

 

MERIS SDPSS unexpectedly switched to PAUSE mode. Ref: AR ENV-911

03/12/2007 22:00:00

 

04/12/2007 18:28:33

 

30115

 

30127

 

73713

 

YES

 

OCM and Maintenance; Actual OCM and Maintenance unavailability times.

13/12/2007 06:27:00

 

13/12/2007 13:44:14

 

30248

 

30253

 

26234

 

YES

 

Memory Maintenance; Back from Memory Maintenance in Stabilisation. Ref. AR ENV-1059 & ENVI-OpsReq-500/2007.

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Unavailabilities 2008

Start UTC Stop UTC Start Orbit Stop Orbit Duration (sec) Planned Description
17/01/2008 10:21:56

 

17/01/2008 13:43:08

 

30752

 

30754

 

12072

 

NO

 

Unavailable due to HSM recovery; Back to operations after HSM recovery

21/01/2008 05:08:38

 

21/01/2008 05:08:54

 

30806

 

30806

 

16

 

NO

 

MERIS SDPSS unexpectedly switched to PAUSE mode. Ref: AR ENV-911

23/02/2008 21:23:02

 

23/02/2008 21:24:22

 

31288

 

31288

 

80

 

NO

 

MERIS SDPSS unexpectedly switched to PAUSE mode. Ref: AR ENV-911

10/04/2008 20:58:38

 

10/04/2008 21:02:38

 

31960

 

31960

 

240

 

YES

 

1/2 OBT Wrap Around.

16/04/2008 00:23:50

 

16/04/2008 00:24:20

 

32034

 

32034

 

30

 

NO

 

MERIS SDPSS unexpectedly switched to PAUSE mode. Ref: AR ENV-911

18/04/2008 04:29:58

 

18/04/2008 04:31:02

 

32065

 

32065

 

64

 

NO

 

MERIS SDPSS unexpectedly switched to PAUSE mode. Ref: AR ENV-911

21/04/2008 17:23:34

 

21/04/2008 17:25:10

 

32116

 

32116

 

96

 

NO

 

MERIS SDPSS unexpectedly switched to PAUSE mode. Ref: AR ENV-911

01/05/2008 19:00:38

 

01/05/2008 19:02:14

 

32260

 

32260

 

96

 

NO

 

MERIS SDPSS unexpectedly switched to PAUSE mode. Ref: AR ENV-911

25/05/2008 07:59:02

 

25/05/2008 08:00:22

 

32597

 

32597

 

80

 

NO

 

MERIS SDPSS unexpectedly switched to PAUSE mode. Ref: AR ENV-911

31/05/2008 20:23:50

 

31/05/2008 20:25:58

 

32690

 

32690

 

128

 

NO

 

MERIS SDPSS unexpectedly switched to PAUSE mode. Ref: AR ENV-911

07/06/2008 23:25:43

 

07/06/2008 23:26:35

 

32792

 

32792

 

52

 

NO

 

MERIS SDPSS unexpectedly switched to PAUSE mode. Ref: AR ENV-911

15/06/2008 00:12:07

 

15/06/2008 00:12:55

 

32893

 

32893

 

48

 

NO

 

MERIS SDPSS unexpectedly switched to PAUSE mode. Ref: AR ENV-911

25/06/2008 10:11:03

 

25/06/2008 10:11:54

 

33042

 

33042

 

51

 

NO

 

MERIS SDPSS unexpectedly switched to PAUSE mode. Ref: AR ENV-911

01/07/2008 04:40:59

 

01/07/2008 06:22:00

 

33124

 

33125

 

6061

 

YES

 

OCM.

20/07/2008 05:27:51

 

20/07/2008 05:29:14

 

33397

 

33397

 

83

 

NO

 

MERIS SDPSS unexpectedly switched to PAUSE mode. Ref: AR ENV-911

26/07/2008 20:29:11

 

26/07/2008 20:30:32

 

33492

 

33492

 

81

 

NO

 

MERIS SDPSS unexpectedly switched to PAUSE mode. Ref: AR ENV-911

06/08/2008 23:13:59

 

06/08/2008 23:14:36

 

33651

 

33651

 

37

 

NO

 

MERIS SDPSS unexpectedly switched to PAUSE mode. Ref: AR ENV-911

09/08/2008 15:15:51

 

09/08/2008 15:17:43

 

33689

 

33689

 

112

 

NO

 

MERIS SDPSS unexpectedly switched to PAUSE mode. Ref: AR ENV-911

15/09/2008 17:04:40

 

15/09/2008 17:06:00

 

34220

 

34220

 

80

 

NO

 

MERIS SDPSS unexpectedly switched to PAUSE mode. Ref: AR ENV_SC-911

16/09/2008 08:43:04

 

16/09/2008 08:43:10

 

34229

 

34229

 

6

 

NO

 

MERIS SDPSS unexpectedly switched to PAUSE mode. Ref: AR ENV_SC-911

26/09/2008 13:28:55

 

26/09/2008 19:40:17

 

34375

 

34379

 

22281.02

 

NO

 

Meris switched down to STANDBY/REF due to ICU self test failure on the EDAC

03/10/2008 01:15:20

 

03/10/2008 01:16:40

 

34468

 

34468

 

80

 

NO

 

MERIS SDPSS unexpectedly switched to PAUSE mode. Ref: AR ENV_SC-911

22/10/2008 01:20:52

 

22/10/2008 01:20:57

 

34740

 

34740

 

5

 

YES

 

MERIS/SDPSS switched to PAUSE mode as work around to the known anomaly AR ENV-SC-908 (1/2 OBT WA)

18/11/2008 23:59:20

 

18/11/2008 23:59:37

 

35140

 

35140

 

17

 

NO

 

MERIS SDPSS unexpectedly switched to PAUSE mode. Ref: AR ENV_SC-911

29/11/2008 14:51:20

 

29/11/2008 14:53:22

 

35292

 

35292

 

122

 

NO

 

MERIS SDPSS unexpectedly switched to PAUSE mode. Ref: AR ENV_SC-911

03/12/2008 22:56:24

 

03/12/2008 22:56:43

 

35354

 

35354

 

19

 

NO

 

MERIS SDPSS unexpectedly switched to PAUSE mode. Ref: AR ENV_SC-911

04/12/2008 14:03:36

 

04/12/2008 14:20:24

 

35363

 

35363

 

1008

 

NO

 

The MERIS SDPSS status words 2 & 3 showed a "DPC4 error" till the end of Direct & Averaging mode segment of orbit #35363 (about 17 minutes). (known anomaly AR-ENV-823)

27/12/2008 13:38:19

 

27/12/2008 21:24:01

 

35692

 

35697

 

27941.59

 

NO

 

MERIS switched down to Standby / Refuse mode due to ICU self test failure on the EDAC

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Unavailabilities 2009

Start UTC Stop UTC Start Orbit Stop Orbit Duration (sec) Planned Description
04/01/2009 19:34:48

 

04/01/2009 19:36:04

 

35810

 

35810

 

76

 

NO

 

MERIS SDPSS unexpectedly switched to PAUSE mode. Ref: AR ENV_SC-911

23/01/2009 23:00:40

 

23/01/2009 23:01:05

 

36084

 

36084

 

25

 

NO

 

MERIS SDPSS unexpectedly switched to PAUSE mode. Ref: AR ENV_SC-911

24/01/2009 00:51:20

 

24/01/2009 00:51:36

 

36085

 

36085

 

16

 

NO

 

MERIS SDPSS unexpectedly switched to PAUSE mode. Ref: AR ENV_SC-911

05/02/2009 04:02:48

 

05/02/2009 04:04:47

 

36259

 

36259

 

119

 

NO

 

MERIS SDPSS unexpectedly switched to PAUSE mode. Ref: AR ENV_SC-911

26/03/2009 19:58:29

 

26/03/2009 19:58:45

 

36970

 

36970

 

16

 

NO

 

MERIS SDPSS unexpectedly switched to PAUSE mode. Ref: AR ENV_SC-911

07/04/2009 04:40:00

 

07/04/2009 06:22:00

 

37132

 

37133

 

6120

 

YES

 

OCM on 7th April 2009.

19/04/2009 09:27:01

 

19/04/2009 09:27:26

 

37307

 

37307

 

25

 

NO

 

MERIS SDPSS unexpectedly switched to PAUSE mode. Ref: AR ENV_SC-911

29/04/2009 10:02:52

 

29/04/2009 11:43:28

 

37451

 

37452

 

6036

 

NO

 

Due to full HSM reset, Ref: AR ENV SC-1065.

01/05/2009 14:19:33

 

01/05/2009 14:21:04

 

37482

 

37482

 

91

 

NO

 

MERIS SDPSS unexpectedly switched to PAUSE mode. Ref: AR ENV_SC-911

04/05/2009 09:35:33

 

04/05/2009 09:36:47

 

37522

 

37522

 

74

 

NO

 

MERIS SDPSS unexpectedly switched to PAUSE mode. Ref: AR ENV_SC-911

05/07/2009 17:04:38

 

05/07/2009 17:04:47

 

38414

 

38414

 

9

 

NO

 

MERIS SDPSS unexpectedly switched to PAUSE mode. Ref: AR ENV_SC-911

21/07/2009 04:40:00

 

21/07/2009 06:22:30

 

38635

 

38637

 

6150

 

YES

 

OCM 21st July 2009.

11/08/2009 04:10:30

 

11/08/2009 04:11:36

 

38936

 

38936

 

66

 

NO

 

MERIS SDPSS unexpectedly switched to PAUSE mode. Ref: AR ENV_SC-911

18/08/2009 09:01:26

 

18/08/2009 09:02:00

 

39039

 

39039

 

34

 

NO

 

MERIS SDPSS unexpectedly switched to PAUSE mode. Ref: AR ENV_SC-911

23/08/2009 06:45:10

 

23/08/2009 06:46:26

 

39109

 

39109

 

76

 

NO

 

MERIS SDPSS unexpectedly switched to PAUSE mode. Ref: AR ENV_SC-911

11/09/2009 19:55:50

 

11/09/2009 19:56:22

 

39389

 

39389

 

32

 

NO

 

MERIS SDPSS unexpectedly switched to PAUSE mode. Ref: AR ENV_SC-911

14/09/2009 16:28:38

 

14/09/2009 16:29:16

 

39430

 

39430

 

38

 

NO

 

MERIS SDPSS unexpectedly switched to PAUSE mode. Ref: AR ENV_SC-911

29/09/2009 04:13:01

 

29/09/2009 06:38:07

 

39637

 

39639

 

8706

 

YES

 

OCM

19/10/2009 03:24:39

 

19/10/2009 03:24:40

 

39923

 

39923

 

1

 

NO

 

MERIS SDPSS unexpectedly switched to PAUSE mode. Ref: AR ENV_SC-911

29/10/2009 19:47:00

 

29/10/2009 19:47:27

 

40076

 

40076

 

27

 

NO

 

MERIS SDPSS unexpectedly switched to PAUSE mode. Ref: AR ENV_SC-911

10/11/2009 17:03:00

 

10/11/2009 17:04:23

 

40246

 

40246

 

83

 

NO

 

MERIS SDPSS unexpectedly switched to PAUSE mode. Ref: AR ENV_SC-911

14/11/2009 10:01:27

 

14/11/2009 10:01:32

 

40299

 

40299

 

5

 

YES

 

MERIS/SDPSS commanded to PAUSE mode as work around to the known anomaly AR ENV-SC-908 (1/2 OBT WA)

28/11/2009 19:08:39

 

28/11/2009 19:08:46

 

40505

 

40505

 

7

 

NO

 

MERIS SDPSS unexpectedly switched to PAUSE mode. Ref: AR ENV_SC-911

31/12/2009 01:32:39

 

31/12/2009 01:34:08

 

40967

 

40967

 

89

 

NO

 

MERIS SDPSS unexpectedly switched to PAUSE mode. Ref: AR ENV_SC-911

31/12/2009 06:52:55

 

31/12/2009 06:53:56

 

40970

 

40970

 

61

 

NO

 

MERIS SDPSS unexpectedly switched to PAUSE mode. Ref: AR ENV_SC-911

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Unavailabilities 2010

Start UTC Stop UTC Start Orbit Stop Orbit Duration (sec) Planned Description
14/01/2010 04:54:22

 

14/01/2010 04:54:36

 

41169

 

41169

 

14

 

NO

 

MERIS SDPSS unexpectedly switched to PAUSE mode. Ref: AR ENV_SC-911

15/02/2010 02:28:00

 

15/02/2010 02:29:24

 

41626

 

41626

 

84

 

NO

 

MERIS SDPSS unexpectedly switched to PAUSE mode. Ref: AR ENV_SC-911

01/04/2010 05:47:58

 

01/04/2010 05:48:30

 

42272

 

42272

 

32

 

NO

 

MERIS SDPSS unexpectedly switched to PAUSE mode. Ref: AR ENV_SC-911

05/04/2010 23:45:02

 

05/04/2010 23:46:39

 

42340

 

42340

 

97

 

NO

 

MERIS SDPSS unexpectedly switched to PAUSE mode. Ref: AR ENV_SC-911

17/04/2010 01:00:47

 

17/04/2010 01:01:51

 

42498

 

42498

 

64

 

NO

 

MERIS SDPSS unexpectedly switched to PAUSE mode. Ref: AR ENV_SC-911

19/04/2010 09:27:00

 

19/04/2010 09:28:06

 

42532

 

42532

 

66

 

NO

 

MERIS SDPSS unexpectedly switched to PAUSE mode. Ref: AR ENV_SC-911

23/04/2010 02:36:31

 

23/04/2010 02:37:27

 

42585

 

42585

 

56

 

NO

 

MERIS SDPSS unexpectedly switched to PAUSE mode. Ref: AR ENV_SC-911

28/05/2010 15:38:18

 

28/05/2010 15:39:32

 

43094

 

43094

 

74

 

NO

 

MERIS SDPSS unexpectedly switched to PAUSE mode. Ref: AR ENV_SC-911

30/06/2010 08:55:22

 

30/06/2010 08:55:38

 

43562

 

43562

 

16

 

NO

 

MERIS SDPSS unexpectedly switched to PAUSE mode. Ref: AR ENV_SC-911

30/06/2010 15:27:22

 

30/06/2010 15:27:33

 

43566

 

43566

 

11

 

NO

 

MERIS SDPSS unexpectedly switched to PAUSE mode. Ref: AR ENV_SC-911

06/07/2010 04:50:00

 

06/07/2010 08:22:24

 

43646

 

43648

 

12744

 

YES

 

OCM on 6th July 2010.

26/07/2010 19:47:07

 

26/07/2010 19:47:13

 

43941

 

43941

 

6

 

NO

 

MERIS SDPSS unexpectedly switched to PAUSE mode. Ref: AR ENV_SC-911

14/08/2010 14:57:31

 

14/08/2010 14:57:53

 

44210

 

44210

 

22

 

NO

 

SDPSS unexpectedly switched into PAUSE mode while in a Measurement mode

27/09/2010 16:54:03

 

27/09/2010 16:54:52

 

44841

 

44841

 

49

 

NO

 

MERIS SDPSS unexpectedly switched to PAUSE mode. Ref: AR ENV_SC-911

21/10/2010 23:59:00

 

26/10/2010 21:13:06

 

45189

 

45259

 

422046

 

YES

 

Unavailable due to  Orbit lowering manoeuvre.; Available again after Orbit lowering operations.

05/11/2010 09:02:20

 

05/11/2010 09:03:50

 

45395

 

45395

 

90

 

NO

 

MERIS SDPSS unexpectedly switched to PAUSE mode. Ref: AR ENV_SC-911

10/11/2010 02:33:16

 

10/11/2010 02:34:11

 

45463

 

45463

 

55

 

NO

 

MERIS SDPSS unexpectedly switched to PAUSE mode. Ref: AR ENV_SC-911

10/11/2010 06:18:36

 

10/11/2010 06:18:52

 

45465

 

45465

 

16

 

NO

 

MERIS SDPSS unexpectedly switched to PAUSE mode. Ref: AR ENV_SC-911

30/11/2010 21:57:16

 

30/11/2010 21:57:37

 

45762

 

45762

 

21

 

NO

 

MERIS SDPSS unexpectedly switched to PAUSE mode. Ref: AR ENV_SC-911

03/12/2010 21:36:00

 

03/12/2010 21:37:50

 

45805

 

45805

 

110

 

NO

 

MERIS SDPSS unexpectedly switched to PAUSE mode. Ref: AR ENV_SC-911

13/12/2010 12:30:00

 

13/12/2010 12:30:27

 

45943

 

45943

 

27

 

NO

 

MERIS SDPSS unexpectedly switched to PAUSE mode. Ref: AR ENV_SC-911

16/12/2010 08:48:44

 

16/12/2010 08:50:06

 

45984

 

45984

 

82

 

NO

 

MERIS SDPSS unexpectedly switched to PAUSE mode. Ref: AR ENV_SC-911

17/12/2010 11:48:28

 

17/12/2010 11:49:51

 

46000

 

46000

 

83

 

NO

 

MERIS SDPSS unexpectedly switched to PAUSE mode. Ref: AR ENV_SC-911

19/12/2010 19:01:00

 

19/12/2010 19:01:36

 

46033

 

46033

 

36

 

NO

 

MERIS SDPSS unexpectedly switched to PAUSE mode. Ref: AR ENV_SC-911

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Unavailabilities 2011

Start UTC Stop UTC Start Orbit Stop Orbit Duration (sec) Planned Description
01/01/2011 07:27:24

 

01/01/2011 07:27:38

 

46213

 

46213

 

14

 

NO

 

MERIS SDPSS unexpectedly switched to PAUSE mode. Ref: AR ENV_SC-911

03/04/2011 15:51:36

 

05/04/2011 06:05:00

 

47540

 

47563

 

137604

 

NO

 

Payload switch-off due to Service Module Anomaly  (IT1 CCU REGISTER ACESS). All payload unavailable until further notice.; Back operational after SM DSL caused by illegal IT 1 CCU Register access. Ref: AR ENV_SC-5038.

11/04/2011 09:34:44

 

11/04/2011 09:35:15

 

47651

 

47651

 

31

 

NO

 

MERIS SDPSS unexpectedly switched to PAUSE mode. Ref: AR ENV_SC-911

20/04/2011 23:55:48

 

20/04/2011 23:56:21

 

47789

 

47789

 

33.075

 

NO

 

MERIS SDPSS unexpectedly switched to PAUSE mode. Ref: AR ENV_SC-911

06/05/2011 00:37:57

 

06/05/2011 00:39:19

 

48005

 

48005

 

82

 

NO

 

MERIS SDPSS unexpectedly switched to PAUSE mode. Ref: AR ENV_SC-911

28/07/2011 07:08:06

 

28/07/2011 07:09:08

 

49201

 

49201

 

62

 

NO

 

MERIS SDPSS unexpectedly switched to PAUSE mode. Ref: AR ENV_SC-911

30/09/2011 14:20:22

 

30/09/2011 14:21:11

 

50125

 

50125

 

49

 

NO

 

MERIS SDPSS unexpectedly switched to PAUSE mode. Ref: AR ENV_SC-911

26/10/2011 23:33:27

 

26/10/2011 23:34:23

 

50504

 

50504

 

56

 

NO

 

MERIS SDPSS unexpectedly switched to PAUSE mode. Ref: AR ENV_SC-911

27/10/2011 23:17:00

 

27/10/2011 23:17:44

 

50518

 

50518

 

44

 

NO

 

MERIS SDPSS unexpectedly switched to PAUSE mode. Ref: AR ENV_SC-911

01/11/2011 12:10:31

 

01/11/2011 12:11:15

 

50583

 

50583

 

44

 

NO

 

MERIS SDPSS unexpectedly switched to PAUSE mode. Ref: AR ENV_SC-911

19/12/2011 12:19:35

 

19/12/2011 12:20:38

 

51273

 

51273

 

63

 

NO

 

MERIS SDPSS unexpectedly switched to PAUSE mode. Ref: AR ENV_SC-911

31/12/2011 03:22:37

 

31/12/2011 03:22:42

 

51440

 

51440

 

5

 

YES

 

Pause Mode as walk around to the 1/2 OBT wrap around Anomaly

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Unavailabilities 2012

Start UTC Stop UTC Start Orbit Stop Orbit Duration (sec) Planned Description
12/01/2012 01:03:19

 

12/01/2012 01:04:45

 

51611

 

51611

 

86

 

NO

 

MERIS SDPSS unexpectedly switched to PAUSE mode. Ref: AR ENV_SC-841

19/01/2012 12:03:03

 

19/01/2012 12:03:11

 

51718

 

51718

 

8

 

NO

 

MERIS SDPSS unexpectedly switched to PAUSE mode. Ref: AR ENV_SC-841

23/01/2012 06:45:00

 

23/01/2012 15:34:15

 

51772

 

51778

 

31755

 

YES

 

Service Module Memory Fault (Ref: AR ENV_SC-5049)

08/02/2012 06:38:50

 

08/02/2012 06:39:26

 

52002

 

52002

 

36

 

NO

 

MERIS SDPSS unexpectedly switched to PAUSE mode. Ref: AR ENV_SC-841

01/03/2012 09:16:10

 

01/03/2012 09:16:39

 

52320

 

52320

 

29

 

NO

 

MERIS SDPSS unexpectedly switched to PAUSE mode. Ref: AR ENV_SC-841

17/03/2012 11:09:30

 

17/03/2012 11:10:34

 

52551

 

52551

 

64

 

NO

 

MERIS SDPSS unexpectedly switched to ANOMALY mode. Ref: AR ENV_SC-841

26/03/2012 22:24:58

 

26/03/2012 22:26:40

 

52687

 

52687

 

102

 

NO

 

MERIS SDPSS unexpectedly switched to PAUSE mode. Ref: AR ENV_SC-841

30/03/2012 20:07:00

 

30/03/2012 20:07:12

 

52743

 

52743

 

12

 

NO

 

MERIS SDPSS unexpectedly switched to PAUSE mode. Ref: AR ENV_SC-841

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Minimize Unavailabilities due to spectral campaigns requiring temporal reprograming of MERIS

During the mission lifetime, MERIS has been reprogrammed to replicate some existing instruments or planned ones for calibration/validation or investigation purposes.in order to provide the Ground Segment with an understanding of the potential capabilities of a future instrument – such as CHRIS/PROBA or SENTINEL-3 - MERIS was reprogrammed to replicate the wavelengths and bandwidths of these instruments. This resulted in the instrument being unavailable for routine acquisition, and thus no data was made available to Users (see table below)

 

Spectral Campaigns
  Orbit  
  Start No. (Inclusive) Stop No. (Inclusive) Number of Orbits Previous ANX Following ANX Campaign Type Band Set
  Date Time Date Time
1 512 520 9 05/04/2002 20:13:21 06/04/2002 11:18:44 Spectral characterisation Old O2 Spectral
2 713 719 7 19/04/2002 21:13:42 20/04/2002 08:57:54 Fraunhofer Old
3 3526 3526 1 02/11/2002 09:38:08 02/11/2002 11:18:44 Vegetation red-edge research Romilly
4 3569 3581 13 05/11/2002 09:43:53 06/11/2002 07:31:40 Spectral characterisation O2-Spectral
5 3582 3582 1 06/11/2002 07:31:40 06/11/2002 09:12:16 Inter-instrument calibration SeaWiFS
6 3583 3583 1 06/11/2002 09:12:16 06/11/2002 10:52:52 Spectral characterisation O2-Spectral
7 3588 3597 10 06/11/2002 17:35:16 07/11/2002 10:21:15 Inter-instrument calibration SeaWiFS
8 3605 3611 7 07/11/2002 22:05:26 08/11/2002 09:49:38 Spectral characterisation Fraun2002_2
9 3612 3612 1 08/11/2002 09:49:38 08/11/2002 11:30:14 Vegetation red-edge research Romilly
10 3625 3625 1 09/11/2002 07:37:25 09/11/2002 09:18:01 CHRIS-PROBA water band set test CHRIS-PROBA
11 3631 3631 1 09/11/2002 17:41:00 09/11/2002 19:21:36
12 3695 3701 7 14/11/2002 04:59:20 14/11/2002 16:43:31 Spectral characterisation Fraun2002_1
13 5658 5660 3 31/03/2003 08:14:47 31/03/2003 13:16:35 Inter-instrument calibration VGT
14 7765 7768 4 25/08/2003 12:56:27 25/08/2003 19:38:51 Spectral Characterisation O2-Spectral
15 7769 7771 3 25/08/2003 19:38:51 26/08/2003 00:40:39 Fraunhofer-1
16 7772 7774 3 26/08/2003 00:40:39 26/08/2003 05:42:27 Fraunhofer-2
17 7775 7777 3 26/08/2003 05:42:27 26/08/2003 10:44:14 Fraunhofer-3
18 10796 10798 3 24/03/2004 06:51:26 24/03/2004 11:53:13 O2-Spectral
19 13025 13025 1 27/08/2004 00:06:09 27/08/2004 01:46:45 O2-Spectral
20 13027 13027 1 27/08/2004 03:27:21 27/08/2004 05:07:57 O2-Spectral
21 13030 13030 1 27/08/2004 08:29:09 27/08/2004 10:09:45 O2-Spectral
22 13031 13031 0 27/08/2004 10:09:45 27/08/2004 11:50:21 Fraunhofer1-2004 CAL ONLY
23 13032 13032 0 27/08/2004 11:50:21 27/08/2004 13:30:57 Fraunhofer2-2004 CAL ONLY
24 13033 13033 0 27/08/2004 13:30:57 27/08/2004 15:11:33 Fraunhofer-3 CAL ONLY
25 13068 13068 1 30/08/2004 00:11:54 30/08/2004 01:52:30 Spectral characterisation O2B-Spectral
26 13070 13070 1 30/08/2004 03:33:06 30/08/2004 05:13:42 O2B-Spectral
27 13073 13073 1 30/08/2004 08:34:54 30/08/2004 10:15:30 O2B-Spectral
28 24781 24783 3 26/11/2006 06:45:41 26/11/2006 11:47:28 O2-Spectral
29 24786 24786 0 26/11/2006 15:08:40 26/11/2006 16:49:16 Fraunhofer1-2004 CAL ONLY
30 24787 24787 0 26/11/2006 16:49:16 26/11/2006 18:29:52 Fraunhofer2-2004 CAL ONLY
31 24788 24788 0 26/11/2006 18:29:52 26/11/2006 20:10:28 Fraunhofer-3 CAL ONLY
32 35488 35490 3 13/12/2008 06:37:03 13/12/2008 11:38:51 Spectral characterisation O2-Spectral
33 35494 35494 0 13/12/2008 16:40:39 13/12/2008 18:21:15 Fraunhofer2-2004 CAL ONLY
34 35495 35495 0 13/12/2008 18:21:15 13/12/2008 20:01:51 Fraunhofer-3 CAL ONLY
35 35924 35924 0 12/01/2009 17:38:08 12/01/2009 19:18:44 Fraunhofer1-2004 CAL ONLY
36 38266 38267 2 25/06/2009 08:20:32 25/06/2009 11:41:44 Sentinel-3 simulation SEN3EXP_2
37 38295 38296 2 27/06/2009 08:57:54 27/06/2009 12:19:05 SEN3EXP_1
38 38338 38339 2 30/06/2009 09:03:39 30/06/2009 12:24:50 SEN3EXP_1
39 38381 38382 2 03/07/2009 09:09:23 03/07/2009 12:30:35 SEN3EXP_1
40 38409 38410 2 05/07/2009 08:06:09 05/07/2009 11:27:21 SEN3EXP_2
41 38451 38453 3 08/07/2009 06:31:18 08/07/2009 11:33:06 SEN3EXP_3

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