Topic: REMINDER -- Planned Transition from Meteosat-10 to Meteosat-11 Prime Geostationary Operations at 0 Degrees on February 20, 2018 at 0900 UTC

Date/Time Issued: February 16, 2018 1655 UTC

Date/Time of Initial Impact: February 20, 2018 0900 UTC

Date/Time of Expected End: Until further notice

Length of Outage/Impacts: N/A

Details/Specifics of Change:On February 20, 2018, at 0900 UTC, EUMETSAT plans to transfer its prime geostationary satellite operations at 0 degrees from Meteosat-10 (MSG-3) to Meteosat-11 (MSG-4). Meteosat-11 is in the same Meteosat Second Generation (MSG) series of Meteosat-10, both having the same instrument specifications. For U.S. users of the NOAA DOMSAT service, Meteosat-10 HRIT data broadcast will be replaced with Meteosat-11 HRIT data; changes in the DOMSAT receive stations are not required. Current Meteosat-10 products available from NOAA/NESDIS' data distribution servers will be replaced with Meteosat-11 data at the time of transition. EUMETSAT also notes the first two letters, "IU," will be maintained in the Meteosat-11 product bulletin headers for GTS dissemination starting 0900 UTC, February 20, 2018.

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