Topic: Metop-C In Plane  Drift Maneuver

Date/Time Message Issued: March 22, 2021 1508 UTC

Product(s) Involved/Affected: All products from AMSU-A, ASCAT, GRAS, IASI, MHS, AVHRR in
the Metop Global Data Service and Regional Data Service, will be temporarily degraded.   GOME-2 and SEM products will not be available.
Date/Time Initial Implementation: March 24, 2021  ~0743 UTC (J-083)

Date/Time Expected End:  March 24, 2021 ~1421  UTC (J-083)

Length of Outage: ~ 6.5 hours

Details/Specifics of Change:  A Metop-C In-Plane Maneuver will be performed March 24, 2021.

The SEM instrument will be placed into Maneuver Mode at 07:43 UTC on March 24, 2021 and returned back to its Normal Operating Mode at 13:31 UTC that same day.

The GOME instrument timeline ends at 12:39 UTC and mirror parked before the burn on March 24, 2021.
The GOME timeline is reactivated at 14:21 UTC that same day.

Data from the outage period will not be recovered nor distributed.

Contact Information for Further Information: ESPC Help Desk at at 301-817-3880

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