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TRMM's orbit was successfully raised to 402.5km (Aug. 31, 2001)
Raising TRMM's orbit was delayed to avoid a collision with debris and also because TRMM went@into Sun Acquisition Mode at an altitude of 383km. All processes for raising TRMM's orbit were completed. TRMM is presently performing normally in a 402.5km orbit.
Standard algorithms require several modifications for operation at 400 km altitude, and TRMM standard products are unavailable during the modifications. Standard products during this term will be processed after the data release. The current boost plan and data delivery schedule are shown below.
[ Schedule of orbit raising ]
August 7, 2001 Start raising the satellite altitude
August 24, 2001 Finish raising the satellite altitude
[ Scheduled data release ]
Near Real-Time Product
September 3, 2001
[ Scheduled data release for TRMM PI* ]
September 18, 2001
TMI, VIRS, LIS
* : Researchers selected in the 3rd TRMM Research Announcement.