Topic: GOES-16 and GOES-17 ABI Lunar Trending Calibration Scans scheduled for May 21 - May 24, 2021,

Date/Time Issued:  May 18, 2021 2130Z

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

Date/Time of Initial Impact: May 21, 2021 1734Z

Date/Time of Expected End: May 24, 2021 1516Z

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  May 21 - May 24, 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.



·  05/22/2021 (DOY 142) 12:47:15 UTC & 14:15:35 UTC

·  05/24/2021 (DOY 144) 15:13:32 UTC & 15:16:32 UTC


·  05/21/2021 (DOY 141) 17:34:07 UTC

·  05/22/2021 (DOY 142) 17:03:20 UTC

·  05/23/2021 (DOY 143) 18:02:10 UTC & 19:15:09 UTC 

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