Topic: GOES-16 and GOES-17 ABI Lunar Trending Calibration Scans scheduled for April 23 - April 26, 2021

Date/Time Issued:  April 20, 2021 14:53 UTC

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

Date/Time of Initial Impact: April 23, 2021 14:00 UTC

Date/Time of Expected End: April 26, 2021 21:14 UTC

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  April 23 - April 26, 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.




·  04/23/2021 (DOY 113) 14:00:58 UTC & 14:04:58 UTC

·  04/26/2021 (DOY 116) 16:08:08 UTC & 17:05:14 UTC


·  04/23/2021 18:02:58 UTC & 18:37:40 UTC

·  04/26/2021 20:33:12 UTC & 21:14:52 UTC


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