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Case #:PM_MOD_20279   Opening date: 10/06/20   Last update: 10/27/20
Status: Note
On DOY 2020.279 (10.05.20) MODIS Terra experienced a PWA failure that affected two more PWA-41 (supersets 80 and 81), bringing down the total number of MODIS SS to 28. The current PWA failure event happened around 15:21:12z. FOT was able to move the two corrupt supersets to the bad superset list at the contact on 2020.280/03:28:00 - 03:46:00z. Science recording was disabled at 03:32:56 to handle the moving of the supersets and re-enabled at 03:41:56z.

Terra MODIS shows partial to full science data loss on 2020.279 for NRT and C6/C61 forward production over the following time ranges (15:05, 16:45, 18:30), where the data could not be played back because of recording on the faulty PWA-41. The image below for DOY 2020.279, shows these gaps across the globe. On day 2020.280 science data acquisition was disabled temporarily between 03:32:56-03:41:56 to move the bad supersets to the bad superset list. The global browse image for DOY 2020.280 is provided below. The 2020.280 global browse image shows the L1B B29 night time orbits and additional missing data for periods for 00:00-00:30, 01:20-01:55, 03:25-03:45, and 21:30-21:45.

**** NOTE: 10.27.20 **** MODAPS has filled in the data to the best possible extent, based on additional L0 from the MODIS Direct Broadcast (DB) stations. The Terra Data Loss has been finalized from the PWA anomaly. MODIS:2020.279 (15:04:02 - 15:08:36, 16:47:03 - 16:51:37, 18:30:02 - 18:34:36, 20:13:01 - 20:17:34, 21:56:00 - 22:00:33, 23:38:59 - 280/00:31:41) have been lost due to this event, and are not recoverable. Additionally, DOY 2020.280 granules 01:30, 01:35, 01:50, 01:55, 02:00, 03:00, 21:35 and 21:40 were found to contain impacts to geolocation information.

day A2020279 (2020-10-05), 006
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MOD02SSH, BAND 29, night time orbits
day A2020280 (2020-10-06), 006
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Occurrence: TERRA C6 / C61 L1B and all Downstream products DOY 2020279-2020280, for the times listed above.

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