G16/17 Lunar Trending 09/29 - 10/01

Topic: GOES-16 and GOES-17 ABI Lunar Trending Calibration Scans scheduled for September 29-October 1, 2020

Date/Time Issued: September  23, 2020 1404Z

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

Date/Time of Initial Impact: September 29, 2020  15:24:19 UTC

Date/Time of Expected End: October  1, 2020 21:48:04 UTC

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 29-October 1, 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.



  • 09/29/2020(DOY 273) – 15:24:19 UTC & 15:28:19 UTC
  • 09/30/2020(DOY 274) – 15:34:56 UTC & 16:42:46 UTC


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