Topic: GOES-15 (GOES-West) Drift Stop Maneuver scheduled for November 7, 2018

Date/Time Issued: November 1, 2018 M-B1940 UTC

Product(s) or Data Impacted: GOES-15 (GOES-West) Imager and Sounder Products

Date/Time of Initial Impact: November 7, 2018 M-B1910 UTC

Date/Time of Expected End: November 7, 2018 M-B2000 UTC

Length of Outage: See table in detail.

Details/Specifics of Change:
A GOES-15 (GOES-West) Drift Stop Maneuver will be performed on Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at 1910 UTC.M-B There is no backup date for the drift stop maneuver. 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 November 7, 2018 the following schedule will be employed to support maneuver operations for GOES-15 (GOES-West):

1910 UTC: M-BGOES-15 (GOES-West) East/West Maneuver Schedule begins
1910 UTC - 1939 UTC: M-BGOES-15 (GOES-West) Imager Product Outage
1902 UTC - 2000 UTC: M-BGOES-15 (GOES-West) Sounder Product Outage
2000 UTC: M-BGOES-15 (GOES-West) Routine Imager and Sounder Scan Operations Resume

The maneuver will be executed if in the Routine or Rapid schedule.

There will be no recovery schedule for this maneuver.

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

Web Site(s) for applicable information:
See M-Bfor information on GOES-17 drift and transition to operations.
See for full GOES scanning schedules and scan sectors.
See for this and other satellite related messages.

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