Topic: GOES-16 and GOES-17 ABI Lunar Trending Calibration Scans scheduled for  December 23 -December 24, 2020

Date/Time Issued:  December 17, 2020 1412Z

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

Date/Time of Initial Impact: December 23, 2020  1124Z

Date/Time of Expected End: December 24, 2020 1724Z

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 December 23 -December 24, 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.



·  12/23/2020(DOY 358) – 11:24:10 UTC & 12:47:23  UTC

·  12/24/2020(DOY 359) – 12:17:18 UTC & 13:14:28  UTC


·   12/23/2020(DOY 358) - 15:40:08 UTC & 17:01:54  UTC

·   12/24/2020(DOY 359) – 16:37:38 UTC & 17:24:35  UTC

Contact Information for Further Information: ESPC Operations at and 301-817-3880

Web Site(s) for applicable information: N/A

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