Mission Operations Update #5 - New Nighttime FUV O+ retrievals

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The ICON FUV 2.5 product for nighttime O+ profiles is updated to version 4 and available now in the public FTP archive. This product now contains a data quality flag indicating the possibility of additional radiance in the scene due to precipitation of conjugate photo electrons. This is further described in the product documentation, available on the Data page of this site.

Mission Operations Update #4 - New IVM L1 and L2 data now available

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New IVM Level 2 data (Version 4 of Product 2.7) is now available. This update extends the dataset to the end of 2020 and provide a correction for observed bias in all three velocity components. We recommend that users migrate to these products as soon as they are available. The largest correction is to ram velocities.

The version 3 Level 1IVM data are already approved and available on the FTP site.

Mission Operations Update #3

Winds and UV products all published

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The MIGHTI 2.1 Line-of-Sight winds and 2.2 Cardinal winds have been updated to v4 and are now available out to November 13 2020. The version resolves a disagreement between the green and red winds that became apparent in the June 2020 timeframe, and extends the set.

Mission Operations Update #2

Update to MIGHTI Temperature product (2.3) and FTP site organization

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There is an update coming for MIGHTI 2.3 temperatures, bringing the product up to version 4. The change primarily affects nighttime temperature retrievals. Details are available in the history attribute in the NetCDF, and also in the online documentation, given in the link below. An update to the FTP site organization is also reported below. - UPDATED New FTP links below

ICON Passes Critical Milestone

A Message from the Principal Investigator

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Two weeks ago, ICON passed a major review at NASA Headquarters, putting it on schedule to launch in ten months. It's a big milestone. ICON was approved to proceed with observatory integration at Orbital ATK in Virginia, meaning that the payload with all the attached instruments was mated to the spacecraft bus, a significant step in the journey to becoming a real science observatory.

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