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Landsat 5 Resumes Operations: Problem With Traveling Wave Tube Amplifier Resolved

Landsat 5 Resumes Operations: Problem With Traveling Wave Tube Amplifier Resolved

The Landsat 5 Flight Operations Team (FOT) engineers recently determined that the Mar. 16 Traveling Wave Tube Amplifier (TWTA) anomaly was due to a power spike coinciding with transmitter turn-on. To avoid this crippling power surge, the FOT has implemented an alternate power-on procedure, allowing Landsat 5 data acquisitions and data downlinks to resume.

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