Topic: GOES-15 (GOES-West Backup) East/West Station Keeping Maneuver scheduled for August 25, 2020


Date/Time Issued: August 13, 2020 1835 UTC


Product(s) or Data Impacted: GOES-15 (GOES-West Backup) Imager and Sounder Products


Date/Time of Initial Impact: August 25, 2020  1245 UTC


Date/Time of Expected End: August 25, 2020  1259 UTC


Length of Outage: See table in detail.


Details/Specifics of Change:


A GOES-15 (GOES-West Backup) East/West Station Keeping Maneuver will be performed on Tuesday, August 25, 2020 at 1245 UTC. The backup date for this maneuver is Thursday, August 27, 2020.  If NWS Regions have any operational concerns, please contact the SDM at (301) 683-1500 at least 6 hours prior to the maneuver time.


On August 25, 2020 the following schedule will be employed to support maneuver operations for GOES-15 (GOES-West Backup):


1245 UTC:  GOES-15 (GOES-West Backup) East/West Maneuver Schedule begins

1246 - 1259 UTC:  GOES-15 (GOES-West Backup) Sounder Product Outage

1245 - 1259 UTC:  GOES-15 (GOES-West Backup) Imager Product Outage

1300 UTC:  GOES-15 (GOES-West Backup) Routine Imager and Sounder Scan Operations Resume


There will be no recovery schedule for this maneuver.


Contact Information for Further Information: ESPC Operations at or (301)817-3880


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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