Topic: GOES-15 (GOES-West) North/South Maneuver scheduled for August 27, 2018

Date/Time Issued: August 10, 2018 1345 UTC

Product(s) or Data Impacted: M-BGOES-15 M-B(GOES-West) Imager, Sounder, XRS and SXI Data

Date/Time of Initial Impact: August 27, 2018 1621 UTC

Date/Time of Expected End: M-BAugust 28, 2018 0052 UTC

Length of Outage: See table in detail.

Details/Specifics of Change:

A GOES-15 (GOES-West) North/South Station Keeping maneuver will be performed on Monday, August 27, 2018, at 1621 UTC. The backup date for this maneuver is Wednesday, August 29, 2018.M-B If NWS Regions have any operational concerns, please contact the NCEP SDM at (301) 683-1500 at least 6 hours prior to the maneuver time.

On August 27, 2018 the following schedule will be employed to support maneuver operations:
GOES-15 (GOES-West) North/South Maneuver Schedule begins at 1621 UTC on August 27, 2018.
1621 UTC through 1829 UTC: GOES-15 (GOES-West) Imager and Sounder Product Outage
1621 UTC through 1829 UTC: GOES-15 (GOES-West) XRS and SXI Product Outage
1830 UTC: GOES-15 (GOES-West) Routine XRS and SXI Operations Resume
1830 UTC through 0051 UTC: GOES-15 (GOES-West) INR (Image Navigation Registration) Recovery Schedule.
0052 UTC: GOES-15 (GOES-West) Routine Imager and Sounder Scan Operations Resume.

Please assure GOES-14 SXI and XRS are the primary forecasting instruments during this time frame.

Contact Information for Further Information: ESPC Operations at at (301)817-3880

Web Site(s) for applicable information: See M-Bfor this and other satellite related messages.

See for full GOES scanning schedules and scan sectors.

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