Topic: GOES-16 and GOES-17 ABI Lunar Trending Calibration Scans scheduled for May 3-6, 2020

Date/Time Issued: April 28, 2020 1820Z

Product(s) or Data Impacted: GOES-16 and GOES-17 ABI MESO-2 outages

Date/Time of Initial Impact: May 3, 2020  1315Z

Date/Time of Expected End: May 6, 2020 2043Z

Length of Outage:  Approximately 2 minutes for each event. See schedule below.


Details/Specifics of Change:

Several, very short, GOES-16 and GOES-17 routine calibration scans for lunar trending will be performed on May 3-6, 2020 resulting in an outage of ABI MESO-2 products for about 2 minutes for each event. ABI MESO-1 will still be available during this time. The schedule is below.




·         5/3/2020 (DOY 124) – 13:15:47 UTC & 14:06:17 UTC

·         5/6/2020 (DOY 127) – 15:58:24 UTC & 16:38:46 UTC


·         5/3/2020 (DOY124) – 17:24:54 UTC & 18:28:48 UTC

·         5/6/2020 (DOY127) – 20:28:40 UTC & 20:43:40 UTC

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