Topic: GOES-14 Test Checkout scheduled for August 11- August 19, 2021
Date/Time Issued: August 3, 2021 1820 UTC
Product(s) or Data Impacted: GOES-14 Imager and Sounder data
Date/Time of Initial Impact: August 11, 2021 ~1800 UTC
Date/Time of Expected End: August 19, 2021 ~1600 UTC
Length of Outage: N/A
Details/Specifics of Change: GOES-14 is serving as the on-orbit spare satellite for either GOES-16 or GOES-17, so periodic checkouts are conducted to ensure the spare is ready to assume operations when needed. GOES-14 (105W) imagery test checkout begins on August 11, 2021 for annual North-South (N/S) Maneuver and Image Navigation Registration (INR) checkout activities. ESPC Operations will NOT be deriving and distributing GOES-14 science test data; however, users with direct rebroadcast capabilities should exploit this opportunity to retest their GVAR ingest equipment. Navigation location for GOES-14 is found within WMO header TBUS09, and is located roughly at 104.5 degrees west.
GOES-14 Normal Mode Activities and Operations include:
Month/Day - Activity
08/11 - 08/12 - INR (Image Navigation and Registration) start-up
08/13 - Start running daily optimized GOES-East Routine schedules
08/16 - North-South maneuver
08/18 - Thruster Flush maneuvers
08/19 - Return to storage mode
GOES-14 test checkout details:
Please note that this is a test and the data is not guaranteed to any service level.
Web Site(s) for applicable information:
See https://www.ospo.noaa.gov/Operations/messages.html for this and other satellite related messages.
See http://www.ospo.noaa.gov/Operations/GOES/schedules.html for full GOES scanning schedules and scan sectors.
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