Date/Time Issued: May 04, 2021 1506Z
Product(s) or Data Impacted: GOES-16 ABI, SUVI, EXIS, and GLM.
Date/Time of Initial Impact: May 3, 2021 2250Z
Date/Time of Expected End: May 3, 2021 2320Z
Length of Event: approximately 30 minutes
Details/Specifics of Change:
A spacecraft maintenance maneuver will be performed on GOES-16 when it can be safely performed. The first potential opportunity to perform this maneuver will occur on Monday, May 3, 2021. From 2250-2320Z on May 3, 2021, ABI, SUVI, EXIS, and GLM will experience a data outage. After the maneuver, all instruments and products will resume nominal production and distribution.
All ABI channels may experience navigation and product quality degradation for a period of time up to 30 minutes due to the Kalman filter reset.
In the event that pressure stabilization is not reached the activity may be pushed. Only one of the dates and times will be used as soon as safely possible. All possible outage periods are provided for transparency. The backup dates and times are as follows:
May 4, 2021: 1050 – 1120Z outage
May 4, 2021: 2250 – 2320Z outage
Wednesday (Times of outages have not been determined yet):
May 5, 2021: Possible start time of 0830Z
May 5, 2021: Possible start time of 2030Z
If the activity date slips a notification update will be sent with additional detail of expected outage times.
Please note: This activity is not subject to Critical Weather Day
Contact Information for Further Information: ESPC Operations at ESPCOperations@noaa.gov or 301-817-3880
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