Topic: GOES-15 (GOES-West Backup) North/South Maneuver scheduled for August 20, 2019

Date/Time Issued: August 8, 2019 1720 UTC

Product(s) or Data Impacted:M-B GOES-15 (GOES-West Backup) Imager, Sounder, XRS and SXI Data

Date/Time of Initial Impact: August 20, 2019 1621 UTC

Date/Time of Expected End:M-B August 21, 2019M-B 0052 UTC

Length of Outage: See table in detail.

Details/Specifics of Change:

A GOES-15 (GOES-West Backup) North/South Station Keeping maneuver will be performed on Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at 1636 UTC. The backup date for this maneuver is Thursday, August 22, 2019.M-BM-B

If NWS Regions have any operational concerns, please contact the NCEP SDM at (301) 683-1500 at least 6 hours prior to the maneuver time.

On August 20, 2019, the following schedule will be employed to support maneuver operations for GOES-15 (GOES-West Backup):

1636 UTC: GOES-15 (GOES-West Backup) North/South Maneuver Schedule beginsM-B

1621 UTC - 1829 UTC: GOES-15 (GOES-West Backup) Imager and Sounder Product Outage

1621 UTC - 1829 UTC: GOES-15 (GOES-West Backup) XRS and SXI Product Outage

1830 UTC: GOES-15 (GOES-West Backup) Routine XRS and SXI Operations Resume

1830 UTC - 0051 UTC: GOES-15 (GOES-West Backup) INR (Image Navigation and Registration) Recovery Schedule

0052 UTC: GOES-15 (GOES-West Backup) Routine Imager and Sounder Scan Operations Resume

There is no back-up Solar X-ray Imager (SXI) and X-ray Sensor (XRS) for forecasting instruments during this time frame.

Contact Information for Further Information: ESPC Operations at at (301)817-3880

Web Site(s) for applicable information:M-B

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