Topic: GOES-17 ABI solar calibration scan

Date/Time Issued: October 21, 2021 1608 UTC

Product(s) or Data Impacted: GOES-17 ABI product outage

Date/Time of Initial Impact: October 30, 2021 0250 UTC

Date/Time of Expected End: October 30, 2021 0300 UTC

Length of Outage: Approximately 5 minutes at the beginning of a period of Continuous Full Disk operations

Details/Specifics of Change: On October 30, 2021, GOES-17 ABI 10-minute Flex Mode (mode 6) will be replaced with 10 minutes of Continuous Full Disk (mode 4) from 0250-0300 UTC. A GOES-17 ABI solar calibration scan will be performed between 0250-0255 UTC, resulting in an outage of all ABI products. ABI 10-minutes Flex Mode (mode 6) will resume at 0300 UTC. The next Full Disk scan will populate at 0300 UTC.

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