Topic: GOES-17 Operational Declaration and Transition Plan Status

Date/Time Issued: January 31, 2019 1958 UTC

Product(s) or Data Impacted: All GOES-17 ABI, GLM, SUVI, SEISS, MAG, and EXIS products

Date/Time of Initial Impact: October 24, 2018 1345 UTC

Date/Time of Expected End: February 11, 2019 TBD UTC

Length of Event/Outage: See details below.

Details/Specifics of Change:

NOAA anticipates that GOES-17 will go into operations as the GOES-West satellite during the week of February 11th, 2019. A notification of the exact date and time of transition will be sent closer to February 11th. The GOES-15 LRIT broadcast will be disabled at the same time.

GOES-17 and GOES-15 will operate in tandem from their respective locations of 137.2 degrees west and 128 degrees west through early July 2019.

Additional information will be communicated as needed.

Contact Information for Further Information: Kathryn Mozer at or SPSD User Services at

Web Site(s) for applicable information:

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