Update #1: The GOES-14 Solar X-ray Imager (SXI) and X-ray Sensor (XRS) are now active will be the primary forecasting instruments during this GOES-15 maneuver.
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
Note: Please ensure GOES-14 SXI and XRS are the primary forecasting instruments during this time frame.
Contact Information for Further Information: ESPC Operations at ESPCOperations@noaa.gov at (301)817-3880
Web Site(s) for applicable information:M-B
See https://www.ospo.noaa.gov/Operations/messages.html for this and other satellite related messages.
See http://www.ospo.noaa.gov/Operations/GOES/schedules.html for full GOES scanning schedules and scan sectors.
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