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Terra Status

News Date: 3 March 2016

Terra MODIS was transitioned to science mode on February 24, 2016 (day 055) after being in safe mode since February 18, 2016 (day 049). Terra MODIS data is currently being acquired and processed however until data quality is restored, NRT will cease production of Terra Atmospheres products and dependent Land products. Read more...


News Date: 1 March 2016

Terra MODIS was transitioned to science mode on February 24, 2016 (day 055) after being in safe mode since February 18, 2016 (day 049).

Though the data is currently being acquired and processed at MODAPS and Near Real-Time (NRT), users are advised to exercise caution in using the products in any application. Products from period 055 – 058 might have been severely degraded due to abnormal operating temperature for the SWIR (Short-wave infrared) and LWIR (Long-wave infrared) Focal Plane Assembly (FPA) hence products may not be usable in any application. Though the focal plane temperatures have reached the stable operating value as of day 060, some products may still have been impacted by the increased noise in some of the detectors in the thermal bands.

Users are requested to exercise caution in using the products until further notice.

Last Updated: May 24, 2017 at 4:06 PM EDT