Topic: Scheduled Decontamination of Meteosat-11 SEVIRI Instrument - Temporary Interruption of Meteosat-11 Data

Date/Time Issued: December 11, 2018 1540 UTC

Product(s) or Data Impacted: Meteosat-11 Data

Date/Time of Initial Impact: January 21, 2019 0900 UTC

Date/Time of Expected End: January 28, 2019 0900 UTC

Length of Data Outage: 7 days

Details/Specifics of Change: From January 21 - 28, 2019, EUMETSAT plans to perform a decontamination of the Meteosat-11 (Prime satellite; 0 degrees longitude) SEVIRI instrument. Meteosat-11 data will be interrupted during this time period. To compensate for the loss of Meteosat-11 image data and Meteorological products, EUMETSAT Meteosat-9 data will be provided as a backup data source from January 14 - February 4, 2019. For a week prior to and following the scheduled Meteosat-11 SEVIRI decontamination period, Meteosat-9 and Meteosat-11 data will be disseminated in parallel. All the while, Meteosat-9 data will be rectified to 0 degrees. Meteosat-9 data availability a week prior to (starts January 14) the Meteosat-11 decontamination period will enable users to prepare for the Meteosat-11 data outage.

Meteosat-9 product files will be labeled "MSG2."

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