Topic: Suomi-NPP VIIRS Lunar Calibration Scheduled for March 23, 2018 (Correction on Topic Line to March 27, 2018)

Date/Time Issued: March 23, 2018 20:35Z

Product(s) or Data Impacted: VIIRS Sensor Data

Date/Time of Initial Impact: March 27, 2018 13:20Z

Date/Time of Expected End: March 27, 2018 13:26Z

Length of Outage: See Details.

Details/Specifics of Change: Suomi-NPP will perform a VIIRS Lunar Calibration on March 27, 2018 centered at 13:23:20 UTC. There is no spacecraft maneuver required for this calibration. VIIRS Science data will be impacted during the calibration. The timeline of events for this maneuver are provided below.

The following observatory systems will be affected on 2018 March 27:

13:20:48Z M-bM-^@M-^S 13:25:52Z M-BVIIRS encoder offset and gain will be set for Moon observation

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