Topic: GOES-15 (GOES-West Backup) East/West Station Keeping Maneuver scheduled for April 16, 2019

Date/Time Issued: April 3, 2019 M-B1845 UTC

Product(s) or Data Impacted: GOES-15 (GOES-West Backup) Imager and Sounder Products

Date/Time of Initial Impact: April 16, 2019 M-BM-B2224 UTC

Date/Time of Expected End: April 16, 2019 M-BM-B2259 UTC

Length of Outage: See table in detail.

Details/Specifics of Change:

A GOES-15 (GOES-West Backup) East/West Station Keeping Maneuver will be performed on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at 2230 UTC. The backup date for this maneuver is Thursday, April 18, 2019.M-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 April 16, 2019 the following schedule will be employed to support maneuver operations for GOES-15 (GOES-West Backup):

2224 UTC: M-BGOES-15 (GOES-West Backup) East/West Maneuver Schedule begins

2224 UTC - 2259 UTC: M-BGOES-15 (GOES-West Backup) Sounder Product Outage

2230 UTC - 2244 UTC: M-BGOES-15 (GOES-West Backup) Imager Product Outage

2300 UTC: M-BGOES-15 (GOES-West Backup) Routine Imager and Sounder Scan Operations Resume

There will be no recovery schedule for this maneuver.

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

Web Site(s) for applicable information:

See for this and other satellite related messages.

See M-Bfor full GOES scanning schedules and scan sectors.

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