Topic: Supplemental GOES-15 Operations 

Date/Time Issued: July 1, 2021 1505 UTC

Product(s) or Data Impacted: GOES-15

Date/Time of Initial Impact: August 4, 2021 1600 UTC

Date/Time of Expected End: September 3, 2021 1600 UTC

Length of Event : Supplemental Operations will last for 30 days. See details below. 

Details/Specifics of Change:

NESDIS will return the GOES-15 imager to temporary service for additional support purposes for Eastern Pacific tropical cyclones by providing imager only coverage. GOES-15 supplemental operations will begin on August 4, 2021 at 1600 UTC and continue through September 3, 2021 1600 UTC. The GOES-15 operating position will be at 128 degrees west. GOES-17 will continue operating in the GOES-West role at 137.2 degrees with all instruments operating nominally. GOES-15 will be running a routine west schedule. 

GOES-15 Re-activation Details: 


Products and Distribution

Due to operational impacts from the GOES-17 Advanced Baseline Imager (ABI) Loop Heat Pipe (LHP) anomaly, GOES-15 will provide short term imager coverage during the period of August 4, 2021 through Sep 3, 2021 as requested by the National Weather Service.  Additional high-level products from GOES-15 will not be provided.

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