Topic: GOES-16 (GOES-East) ABI Flex Mode (mode 3) Timeline Update

Date/Time Issued: July 30, 2018 1215 UTC

Product(s) or Data Impacted: GOES-16 ABI Flex Mode Operations

Date/Time of Initial Impact: July 31, 2018 1700 UTC

Date/Time of Expected End: N/A

Length of Outage: M-BN/A

Details/Specifics of Change:

On July 31, 2018 GOES-16 (GOES-EAST) will begin executing an updated Flex Mode (Mode-3) timeline with additional star looks starting at 1700 UTC for improved ABI eclipse performance. Users are not expected to be impacted.


The Flex Mode schedule update will be cancelled in the event of CWD and rescheduled daily at the same time until out of CWD. If NWS Regions have any operational concerns, please contact the NCEP SDM (301) 683-1500 at least 6 hours prior to the schedule update.


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