Topic: GOES-16 ABI solar calibration scan scheduled for March 27, 2018

Date/Time Issued: March 22, 2018 1455 UTC

Product(s) or Data Impacted: GOES-16 ABI product outage

Date/Time of Initial Impact: March 27, 2018 1115 UTC

Date/Time of Expected End: March 27, 2018 1130 UTC

Length of Outage: Approximately 10 minutes at the beginning of a period of Continuous Full Disk operations

Details/Specifics of Change:

On March 27, 2018, ABI Flex Mode (mode 3) will be replaced with 15 minutes of Continuous Full Disk (mode 4) from 1115-1130 UTC. A GOES-16 ABI solar calibration scan will be performed during this period, resulting in an outage of all ABI products for approximately 10 minutes at the beginning of the time period from 1115-1125 UTC. ABI Flex Mode (mode 3) will resume at 1130 UTC.

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