Administrative: GOES-16/17 software ePatch (DO.09.05.01 and 10.01.00) will be implemented into operations on August 19, 2021 -  Issued August 18, 2021 1905 UTC

Update #1: Date/Time of Initial Impact

Topic: GOES-16/17 software ePatch scheduled for August 19, 2021

Date/Time Issued: August 18, 2021 1905 UTC

Product(s) or Data Impacted: All GOES-16 and GOES-17 Level 1b products

Date/Time of Initial Impact: August 19, 2021 1731 UTC GOES-16 1751 UTC GOES-17

Date/Time of Expected End: N/A

Length of Outage: N/A 


Details/Specifics of Change:  A GOES-16/17 software ePatch is planned to go live on August 19, 2021 between 1731-1751 UTC. No data outage will occur when the updates go live. These updates will result in changes to all Level 1b (L1b) products and some Level 2 (L2) products as detailed below. GOES Rebroadcast (GRB) and GOES-R Product Definition and Users’ Guide (PUG) impacts and updates are noted..







GRB impact

PUG impact




Add Helium data to SGPS Product

Expands the SGPS L1b product to include Alpha particles.




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