Topic: GOES-17 ABI mode 6 testing

Date/Time Issued: December 21, 2018 1921 UTC

Product(s) or Data Impacted: GOES-17 ABI data

Date/Time of Initial Impact: December 27, 2018 0800 UTC

Date/Time of Expected End: December 30, 2018 0800 UTC

Length of Event: 3 days


Details/Specifics of Change:

GOES-17 ABI will execute three consecutive days of mode 6 operations from 27 December 0800 UTC until 30 December 0800 UTC. Users shall not request Flex Mode (mode 3) or Continuous Full Disk Mode (mode 4) for GOES-17 during this period. Mode 6 operations is a Full Disk every 10 minutes, CONUS every 5 minutes, and 2 meso domains every minute (or 1 domain every 30 seconds). Users may request GEOES-17 MESO domain changes as desired.

GOES-17 will return to Flex Mode (mode 3) on 30 December at 0800 UTC.

GOES-17 is not operational, therefore this activity will not be cancelled due to critical weather day declaration.

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