All POES, All Instruments, Switch to NOAA-19 as Operational Afternoon Satellite, 2 June 2009 - Issued: 28 May 2009; 2030 UTC

Switch to NOAA-19 as Operational Afternoon Satellite

Date/Time(UTC) Message Issued:
28 May 2009, 2030 UTC

Satellite(s) Involved:

Instrument(s) Involved:
All instruments

Product(s) Involved/Affected:
All Products

Date/Time(UTC) of Initial Implementation:
2 June 2009, Time 0000 UTC

Details/Specifics of Change:
On 2 June 2009 at 0000 UTC, NOAA-19 will become the primary operational afternoon satellite to support NOAA's weather satellite mission. At that time, all LAC or LHRR scheduled passes will switch to NOAA-19 and no LHRR passes will be taken on NOAA-18. Current LHRR users will automatically receive the data from NOAA-19. Attached is the official notice from NOAA declaring NOAA-19 operational and outlining the new POES satellite configuration. Although the notice indicates that NOAA will not process NOAA-15 and 16 HRPT data from the Gilmore Creek (GI) and Wallops Island (WI) Command and Data Acquisition (CDA) stations, we will process and provide the level 1B data to the user community on a best effort basis. Due to spacecraft support priorities, some data delays may be experienced (see the attachment for details).

Contact Person(s) Name/Email/Phone Number for Questions:
Operations Crew Leader 301-817-3880 - operations questions
Tom Schott 301-817-4415 satellite constellation questions

Web site(s) that contain other relevant information (where applicable): - History of level 1B notices - All user notices - SOCC polar satellite status

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