Re: CALIPSO Laser Observation

From: Gregg Hendry via Seesat-l <>
Date: Mon, 2 Feb 2015 11:17:51 -0700
The CALIPSO (21008) Lidar is on the majority of the time but is off
occasionally (averaging once a week) for typically brief periods for orbit
maneuvers and other tasks. There is an instrument status list posted at:

The longest outages are due to increased "proton flux" at orbit altitudes
and have lasted several days or more.
A space weather site like the following  should be checked for ongoing
increased proton flux before attempting a CALIPSO Lidar observation:

Gregg Hendry

On Mon, Feb 2, 2015 at 8:16 AM, giuseppegerbore--- via Seesat-l <> wrote:

> Nice photos.I've included 29107 in my favorites list, but is CALIPSO's
> radar always active?Thanks
> Giuseppe Gerbore
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