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Why did my requested scenes fail to process?

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Why did my requested scenes fail to process?


Technical issues can prevent scenes from processing successfully. These images will be removed from the online catalog. In the future, there will be investigations into these failures. If a solution is found, the scene will be added back into our online archive.

Most of the rejected scenes are the result of a paucity of Payload Correction Data (PCD). This ancillary data includes information that accompanies the scenes - location of spacecraft during acquisition, spacecraft pointing information, amount of jitter in the spacecraft, etc.


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