Topic: Metop- A In Plane Maneuver

Date/Time Issued: September 7, 2018 1555Z

Product(s) or Data Impacted
:All products from AMSU-A,ASCAT,ATOVS,GOME-2,GRAS,IASI,MHS,SEM in the Metop Global Data Service and Regional Data Service, will not be available. The AVHRR GDS Level 1 products and AVHRR regional data from Metop-A will be temporarily degraded.

Date/Time of Initial Impact: September 12, 2018 0744Z J/Day (255)

Date/Time of Expected End: September 12, 2018 1331Z J/DAY (255)

Length of Event: 6 hrs

Detail /Specifics of Change: A- Metop- A in plane Maneuver will be preformed September 12, 2018.

The SEM instrument will be placed into Maneuver mode at 0744Z on September 12, 2018 and returned back to its normal operating mode at 1331Z that same day.

Data from the outage period will not be recovered nor distributed.

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