Topic: GOES-16 and GOES-17 ABI Lunar Trending Calibration Scans scheduled for September 2-7, 2020

Date/Time Issued: August 27, 2020 1400Z

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

Date/Time of Initial Impact: September 2, 2020  1713Z

Date/Time of Expected End: September  7, 2020 0034Z

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 September 2-7, 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.



·         09/02/2020(DOY 246) – 17:13:01 UTC & 17:44:01 UTC

·         09/06/2020(DOY 250) – 19:56:21 UTC & 20:29:12 UTC


·         09/02/2020(DOY 246) - 21:21:12 UTC & 22:07:09 UTC

            ·         09/07/2020(DOY 251) – 00:26:24 UTC & 00:30:24 UTC   

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