Topic: Metop-B Out of Plane Maneuver

Date/Time Issued: September 18, 2018 0021 UTC

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-B will be temporarily degraded.

Date/Time of Initial Impact: September 19, 2018 0758 UTC

Date/Time of Expected End: September 19, 2018 1438 UTC

Length of Outage: 6.5 Hours

Details/Specifics of Change: A MetOp-B Out of Plane Maneuver will be performed Sept 19, 2019 (JDAY 262) with preparations starting at 0759 UTC.

For this maneuver some instruments will not be producing data. The data outage times are listed below. Data from the outage period will not be recovered nor distributed.

The manual selection of optimal TED and MEPED calibrations for the SEM instrument will be performed at 1606 UTC and 1607 UTC respectively.

Instrument Deactivation Normal
Time Operations
AMSU-A1 0759 1348
AMSU-A2 0759 1350
HIRS 0800 1337
IASI 0759 1352
MHS 0800 1342
SEM 0800 1347
GOME 1114 1438

Spacecraft Affected:M-B NOAA-15 M-bM-^XM-^PM-B NOAA-16 M-bM-^XM-^PM-B NOAA-17 M-bM-^XM-^PM-B NOAA-18 M-bM-^XM-^PM-B NOAA-19 M-bM-^XM-^P Metop-A M-bM-^XM-^P Metop-B M-bM-^XM-^R

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