Operations Summary

The information provided here presents an overview of SCIAMACHY operations on a monthly timescale. Operations are classified according to

  • nominal
  • SCIAMACHY operations in MEASUREMENT TIMELINE mode as planned
  • nndec
  • SCIAMACHY operated in MEASUREMENT TIMELINE mode but instrument executed a non-nominal decontamination, i.e. data can be of reduced quality
  • anomaly/SCIA
  • no measurement - SCIAMACHY experienced an anomaly which interrupted the measurement plan
  • anomaly/ENV
  • no measurement - ENVISAT experienced an anomaly with impact on SCIAMACHY, i.e. an interrupt of the measurement plan
  • no measurement/planned
  • no measurement - SCIAMACHY was transferred to a mode below MEASUREMENT/TIMELINE in accordance with operations planning. No measurement data were generated.

    The graphical displays of the monthly operations summary are organized on a yearly basis. They start in January 2003 when SOST became responsible for routine operations. Horizontal axis lists the month, vertically the fractions of the operations classes described above are given for each month.

    ABS_ORB
    Start
    ABS_ORB
    Stop
    ANX - Start ANX - Stop Operations Summary
    09-May-2012: ESA declares ENVISAT mission ended!
    SCIAMACHY operations suspended due to major ENVISAT anomaly
    (loss of communication links) in orbit 52868 (08-APR-2012, 12:28:00 UTC)
    51453 56711 01-JAN-2012
    00:18:04.665
    31-DEC-2012
    23:55:45.200
    operations_summary_2012
    46210 51452 01-JAN-2011
    01:36:28.439
    31-DEC-2011
    22:38:37.782
    operations_summary_2011
    40981 46209 01-JAN-2010
    00:26:04.441
    31-DEC-2010
    23:56:14.418
    operations_summary_2010
    ENVISAT/SCIAMACHY operations in modified orbit starting with orbit 45222
    35757 40980 01-JAN-2009
    01:37:55.819
    31-DEC-2009
    22:45:28.513
    operations_summary_2009
    30517 35756 01-JAN-2008
    00:00:12.346
    31-DEC-2008
    23:57:19.891
    operations_summary_2008
    25293 30516 01-JAN-2007
    01:12:03.723
    31-DEC-2007
    22:19:36.418
    operations_summary_2007
    20068 25292 01-JAN-2006
    00:43:19.172
    31-DEC-2006
    23:31:27.795
    operations_summary_2006
    14843 20067 01-JAN-2005
    00:14:34.621
    31-DEC-2005
    23:02:43.244
    operations_summary_2005
    9604 14842 01-JAN-2004
    00:17:27.076
    31-DEC-2004
    22:33:58.693
    operations_summary_2004
    4380 9603 01-JAN-2003
    01:29:18.453
    31-DEC-2003
    22:36:51.148
    operations_summary_2003

    An overall display of the instrument status since launch is given in the instrument_availability graph. Colour coding is defined in the display.




    Page generated 30 March 2004; last update: 10 May 2012