Our cycle of twittering (”HiTwycle“) is now over – the last image is on the ground, validated, processed, and will soon be released. (We release data in 100-orbit increments, which don’t necessarily fall along cycle boundaries, so the first half of cycle 89 will be released in May and the second half in June.)
It was fun to share some of the behind-the-scenes details with our followers! I thought it was pretty funny when Nick or I were too lazy to walk over to each others’ offices to ask a question, and asked each other over twitter instead. ha! I guess those questions probably give you a feel for the nitty-gritty of planning a cycle, anyway. I hope it was interesting! If you have any questions, feel free to ask them in the comments.
If you missed it and want to read through the saga, I made an archive of tweets with the #hitwycle hashtag. (I didn’t start this until part-way through, though, so unfortunately the first few days of tweets are missing. Soon you can check the Library of Congress for them! ) You can see the whole archive here:
Some of my favorites are below.