Introduction and Overview
The operation of the MDI instrument is a joint activity involving
Lockheed-Martin Solar and Astrophysics Laboratory
personnel. The MDI instrument is designed to be self-sufficient;
daily commanding requirements will be limited, requiring only the
setting of flags for telemetry rate and consequent operating mode
changes as well as changes from one observing campaign to another.
During normal operations there will be a small SOI-MDI staff at the
Experimenters' Operations Facility(EOF)
Goddard Space Flight Center
who will support the day-to-day operation of the
instrument. These functions include manning the MDI Command
Workstation in the EOF, verifying instrument health and safety,
generating command loads, making the MDI data available to other
instrument teams as requested, and representing SOI-MDI in the mission
planning process. In addition, there will be facilities for the
support of scientific studies including joint studies with other
SOHO experiment groups.
Personnel at the
SOI Science Support Center
located at Stanford University will be responsible for
science planning including setting observational priorities and
developing observing campaigns; data management, archive and
distribution; and much of the data analysis. Additional engineering
support will be provided by
All documents referenced below are in PostScript unless otherwise
Mission Operations Documents
Information for operations planning and support is available for the
MDI Operations Team.
This page last reviewed and revised 15 March 1997
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