Topic: Metop-A In Plane Maneuver

Date/Time Issued: March 19, 2018 1700Z

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: March 21, 2018 (JDAY 080) 0810Z

Date/Time of Expected End: March 21, 2018 (JDAY 080) 1367Z

Length of Outage: ~6 Hours

Details and Specifics of Change:
A Metop-A In Plane Maneuver will be performed March 21, 2018. The SEM instrument will be placed into Maneuver Mode at 0810 UTC on March 21, 2018 and returned back to its Normal Operating Mode at 1357 UTC that same day. Data from the outage period will not be recovered nor distributed

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