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S/C Offpoint Manoeuvre


The revised plan for an offpoint manoeuvre that will give an improved EIT flat field was discussed (see annex 7). MDI may request small modifications to take advantage of the offpoint (like extending the dwell time to 3 minutes). All PIs still supported the manoeuvre.

B.Fleck informed that a faster roll mode may be developed to decrease the time spent in recovering from an ESR (the current maximum roll speed is 12h/360 degrees). In case such a mode is developed, tested and deemed safe, it was agreed that requests for roll manoeuvres on scientific grounds would be considered on a case by case basis.

Luis Sanchez Duarte
Thu Jan 18 14:12:23 EST 2001