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NOAA Command and Data Acquisition Station


The Wallops Command and Data Acquisition Station is responsible for ensuring scheduled data flow from NOAA satellites to designated user subsystems. It manages, operates, and maintains the station. The Station executes spacecraft commands and schedules. It acquires, maintains, and distributes a continuous flow of meteorological satellite data. The Station develops and maintains records of Station performance, analyzes system failures, and establishes failure trends and implements corrective action. It prepares and issues reports on system anomalies, maintains station configuration control, and ensures operator and maintenance crew proficiency. The Station plans, designs, and implements system modifications. It tests and evaluates new systems and techniques. The Station assists in developing emergency procedures to safeguard spacecraft health and safety; and executes emergency plans independently in the event of a communications outage with the NESDIS Satellite Operations Control Center. It provides support for other activities requiring assistance.






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