Topic: GOES-16 and GOES-17 ABI Lunar Trending Calibration Scans scheduled for July 26 - July 29, 2021,

Date/Time Issued:  July 23, 2021 1530Z

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

Date/Time of Initial Impact: July 26, 2021 2345Z

Date/Time of Expected End: July 29, 2021 0200Z

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  July 26 - July 29, 2021, 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.



·  07/27/2021 (DOY 208) 19:47:08 UTC & 20:50:23 UTC

·  07/28/2021 (DOY 209) 20:17:48 UTC & 21:44:40 UTC


·  07/26/2021 (DOY 207) 23:45:47 UTC & 23:49:47 UTC

·  07/29/2021 (DOY 210) 00:32:38 UTC & 02:00:27 UTC

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