Topic: Metop-A In-Plane Maneuver

Date/Time Issued: May 21, 2019 1800Z

Product(s) Involved/Affected: All products from AMSU-A, ASCAT, ATOVS, GRAS, IASI, MHS, AVHRR in the Metop Global Data Service and Regional Data Service will be temporarily degraded. GOME-2 and SEM products will not be available.

Date/Time of Initial Impact: May 22, 2019 0718Z JDAY 142

Date/Time (UTC) Expected End: May 22, 2019 1306Z JDAY 142

Length of Outage: 6 hours

Details/Specifics of Change:

A Metop-A In-Plane Maneuver will be performed May 22, 2019. The SEM instrument will be placed into Maneuver Mode at 0718Z on May 22, 2019 and returned back to its Normal Operating Mode at 1306Z that same day. The GOME instrument timeline ends at 1026Z and mirror parked before the burn on MAY 22, 2019. The GOME timeline is reactivated at 1208Z that same day. Data from the outage period will not be recovered nor distributed.

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