Mission Updates

DPR Ka Radar Data Acquisition has been Restored

Following a reset of the DPR to Standby Mode that occurred on April 22, 2020, the DPR Ka radar data acquisition has been restored. PPS is releasing the DPR and downstream data for distribution from April 22, 2020 - April 30, 2020. There are continuing short data outages for the radar that are being investigated and corrective measures are scheduled to be applied on May 14, 2020. PPS will be releasing May 2020 data in stages with an expected return to normal data availability soon after the corrective measures are applied. For Level-1 and Level-2 products, users should check the dataQuality flag given per scan to check validity of the data. For a list of orbits that were impacted by the radar anomalies, please see: GPM Spacecraft Data Discrepancies and Anomalous Events Table (https://pps.gsfc.nasa.gov/Documents/gpm_anomalous.html