Topic:  GOES-14 operations scheduled for August 11- August 21 2020 


Date/Time Issued: July 13, 2020 1130 UTC


Product(s) or Data Impacted: GOES-14 Imager and Sounder data


Date/Time of Initial Impact:   August 11, 2020 ~1800 UTC


Date/Time of Expected End:   August 21, 2020 ~1600 UTC


Length of Outage: N/A


Details/Specifics of Change: GOES-14 is serving as the on-orbit spare satellite for either GOES-16 or GOES-17, so periodic checkouts are conducted to ensure the spare is ready to assume operations when needed. GOES-14 (105W) imagery test checkout begins on August 11, 2020 for annual North-South (N/S) Maneuver and Image Navigation Registration (INR) checkout activities. ESPC Operations will NOT be deriving and distributing GOES-14 science test data; however, users with direct rebroadcast capabilities should exploit this opportunity to retest their GVAR ingest equipment.  Navigation location for GOES-14 is found within WMO header TBUS09, and is located roughly at 104.5 degrees west.


GOES-14 Normal Mode Activities and Operations include:

Month/Day - Activity

08/11 - 08/12 - INR (Image Navigation and Registration) start-up

08/12 - Start running daily optimized GOES-East Routine schedules

08/13 – 08/14 - XGOHI mode data collection

08/18 - North-South maneuver

08/20 - Thruster Flush maneuvers

08/21 - Return to storage mode



GOES-14 test checkout details: 


  Please note that this is a test and the data is not guaranteed to any service level.


Web Site(s) for applicable information:

See  for this and other satellite related messages.

See  for full GOES scanning schedules and scan sectors.


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