Topic: GOES-16 ABI Lunar Trending Calibration Scans scheduled for March 30 - April 1, 2018

Date/Time Issued: March 28, 2018 1955 UTC

Product(s) or Data Impacted: GOES-16 ABI MESO-2 outages

Date/Time of Initial Impact: March 30, 2018 M-B1547 UTC (event 1) and 1714 UTC (event 2)

March 31, 2018 M-B1806 UTC (event 3)

April 1, 2018 M-BM-BM-BM-BM-BM-B1729 UTC (event 4)

Date/Time of Expected End: March 30, 2018 M-BM-B1549 UTC (event 1) and 1716 UTC (event 2)

March 31, 2018 M-BM-B1808 UTC (event 3)

April 1, 2018 M-BM-BM-BM-BM-BM-BM-B1731 UTC (event 4)

Length of Outage: M-BApproximately 2 minutes for each event


Details/Specifics of Change:

Four, very short, GOES-16 routine calibration scans for lunar trending will be performed on March 30, 2018, from 1547-1549 UTC (event 1) and 1714-1716 UTC (event 2), March 31, 2018, from 1806-1808 UTC (event 3), and April 1, 2018 from 1729-1731 UTC (event 4), resulting in an outage of ABI MESO-2 products for about 2 minutes for each event. ABI MESO-1 will still be available during this time.


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