Topic: GOES-15 (GOES-West Back-up) North/South Maneuver scheduled for August 24, 2021


Date/Time Issued: August 18, 2021 2100 UTC


Product(s) or Data Impacted:  GOES-15  (GOES-West Back-up) Imager Data


Date/Time of Initial Impact: August 24, 2021 1600 UTC


Date/Time of Expected End:  August 25, 2021 0052UTC


Length of Outage: See table in detail.


Details/Specifics of Change:


A GOES-15 (GOES-West Back-up) North/South Station Keeping maneuver will be performed on Tuesday, August 24, 2021, at 1600 UTC.  If cancelled, the Maneuver will be rescheduled for a later date.  If NWS Regions have any operational concerns, please contact the NCEP SDM at (301) 683-1500 at least 6 hours prior to the maneuver time.



On August 24, 2021 the following schedule will be employed to support maneuver operations:

GOES-15 (GOES-West Back-up) North/South Maneuver Schedule begins at 1636 UTC on August 24, 2021.

1600 UTC through 1759 UTC: GOES-15 (GOES-West Back-up) Imager Product Outage

1800 UTC through 0051 UTC: GOES-15 (GOES-West Back-up) INR (Image Navigation Registration) Recovery Schedule.

0052 UTC: GOES-15 (GOES-West Back-up) Routine Imager Scan Operations Resume.


Contact Information for Further Information: ESPC Operations at at (301)817-3880


Web Site(s) for applicable information:

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See for full GOES scanning schedules and scan sectors.


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