Topic: GOES-15 tandem supplemental operations extended to March 2, 2020

Date/Time Issued: January 29, 2020 1950 UTC

Product(s) or Data Impacted: GOES-15 imagery and space weather products

Date/Time of Initial Impact: March 2, 2020 at 1600z

Date/Time of Expected End: N/A (New status to persist indefinitely)

Length of Event/Outage: N/A (New status to persist indefinitely)


Details/Specifics of Change:M-B

GOES-15 supplemental operations to GOES-17 will be extended to March 2, 2020.M-B After that date, the GOES-15 spacecraft will be placed in standby. GOES-17 will continue operating in the GOES-West role at 137.2 degrees west with all instruments operating nominally.M-BM-B

Additionally, to facilitate user awareness and effectively prepare for the transition from GOES-15 to GOES-17 GOES-West operations, the Office of Satellite and Product Operations (OSPO) has established the following informational webpage on the transition: ( Users may reference this webpage and refer to ESPC notifications for the latest updates on the transition.M-B

Contact Information for Further Information: SPSD User Services at


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