Topic: GOES-15 (GOES-West) Thruster Flush Maneuver scheduled for March 6, 2018

Date/Time Issued: February 20, 2018 M-B1610 UTC

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

Date/Time of Initial Impact: March 6, 2018 M-B2040 UTC

Date/Time of Expected End: March 6, 2018 M-B2059 UTC

Length of Outage: See table below for details

Details/Specifics of Change:

A GOES-15 (GOES-West) Thruster Flush maneuver will be performed on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at 2040 UTC.M-B If cancelled, the Thruster Flush will be rescheduled for a later date.

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 March 6, 2018 the following schedule will be employed to support maneuver operations for GOES-15 (GOES-West):

2040 UTC: GOES-15 (GOES-West) Thruster Flush Maneuver Schedule begins

2040 UTC - 2059 UTC: GOES-15 (GOES-West) No Scan Operations. M-B(THERE WILL BE NO IMAGER OR SOUNDER IMPACT due to the maneuver operations being performed during daily Housekeeping period.)

2100 UTC: GOES-15 (GOES-West) Routine Scan Operations Resume

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 this and other satellite related messages.

See M-Bfor full GOES scanning schedules and scan sectors.

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