Date: Wed, 11 Jul 2007 11:22:58 +0200
From: Rod Bailey <Rod.Bailey@sciops.esa.int>
To: Brad Spitzbart <email@example.com>
Subject: Re: XMM-Newton Radiation Monitor data (fwd)
Thanks for your email.
We have been upgrading our network, firewall and also changing our power
supply utilities within ESAC over the past two weeks. Some of the
operations systems were also affected by these changes. The operational
system that delivers the data to the web-server (which forwards it to
you guys) was restarted at some point and some components failed to
I have chased up the guys responsible for this and they have manually
restarted the required processes.
The data should be available again, and should continue to be available
Once again, thanks for contacting us regarding this issue, and should
you spot any further anomalies, please don't hesitate to contact me.
Brad Spitzbart wrote:
> Hi Rod,
> I am not sure if you are still the correct contact on this, but you may
> recall that you set up a feed of live XMM-Newton Radiation Monitor data to
> Chandra program about 3 years ago. We have had no problems, but now seem
> have stopped receiving data on June 28. I also see that the webpage
> has not updated since that date.
> Is there a problem with the feed or a change in policy?
> Thank you for any information.
> Brad Spitzbart
> CXC Science Operations
> ------- Forwarded Message
> Date: Mon, 28 Jun 2004 13:04:34 -0400
> From: Rob Cameron <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: Rod Bailey <email@example.com>
> cc: Ramon Munoz <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Fred Jansen
> "Scott J. Wolk" <email@example.com>,
> Brett Unks <firstname.lastname@example.org>,
> Dan Schwartz <email@example.com>,
> Tom Aldcroft <firstname.lastname@example.org>,
> Steve Beikman <email@example.com>,
> Brad Spitzbart <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Subject: Re: XMM-Newton Radiation Monitor data
> Hi Rod,
> thanks for all your support in getting this process up and running.
> I have checked the data files and they are coming through just fine.
> - Rob
> Robert A. Cameron Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
> Email: email@example.com 60 Garden Street, MS 70
> Phone: 617-496-7521 Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
> FAX: 617-495-7356 WWW: http://hea-www.harvard.edu/~rac
> Mobile: 617-512-5623 or firstname.lastname@example.org
> On Mon, 28 Jun 2004, Rod Bailey wrote:
>> Just to let you know I have set up our system to transfer the radiation
>> monitor data file to the email@example.com account every 2
>> The file is placed in the home directory of the account, is named
>> "radmon_02h.dat" and is replaced every two minutes with the latest
>> The data is generated every two minutes, so it is convenient for me to
>> ship them over to you at the same interval. If you would prefer to
>> change the timing or interval, just let me know.
>> Each file contains data for the past 2 hours in the following format;
>> YYYY-DOY-HH-MM-SS 1.11 2.2 3 4.44 5.5 6.66 7.77
>> Please note DOY = Day-of-Year where Jan 1st is 1 (not zero)
>> Fixed width timestamp followed by 7 columns of "space-seperated" data;
>> Col 1: Timestamp
>> Col 2: LE-0 (Low Energy)
>> Col 3: LE-1 (Low Energy)
>> Col 4: LE-2 (Low Energy)
>> Col 5: HES-0 (High Energy)
>> Col 6: HES-1 (High Energy)
>> Col 7: HES-2 (High Energy)
>> Col 8: HES-C (High Energy)
>> For further details regarding the acquisition of this data, please
>> the XMM-Newton SOC webpage at;
>> or our live plots at;
>> If you experience any difficulties or notice any problems with the data
>> transfer, please don't hesitate to get in touch.
>> best regards
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