Topic: GOES-16 ABI Lunar Trending Calibration Scans scheduled for September 24 and 27, 2018

Date/Time Issued: September 20, 2018 2035 UTC

Product(s) or Data Impacted: GOES-16 ABI MESO-2 outages

Date/Time of Initial Impact: September 24, 2018 M-B1559 UTC (event 1) and 1721 UTC (event 2)

September 27, 2018 M-B1828 UTC (event 3) and 1924 UTC (event 4)

Date/Time of Expected End: September 24, 2018 1601 UTC (event 1) and 1723 UTC (event 2)

September 27, 2018 1830 UTC (event 3) and 1926 UTC (event 4)

Length of Outage: M-BApproximately 2 minutes for each event


Details/Specifics of Change:

Four, very short, GOES-16 routine calibration scans for lunar trending will be performed on September 24, 2018, from 1559-1601 UTC (event 1) and 1721-1723 UTC (event 2), and September 27, 2018 from 1828-1830 UTC (event 3) and 1924-1926 UTC (event 4), resulting in an outage of ABI MESO-2 products for about 2 minutes for each event. ABI MESO-1 will still be available during this time.


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