Topic:  Metop-C In Plane Maneuver

Date/Time (UTC) Message Issued:  Feb 22, 2022 2055 UTC

Product(s) Involved/Affected:  All products from AMSU-A, ASCAT, GRAS, IASI, MHS, AVHRR in the Metop Global Data Service and Regional Data Service will be temporarily degraded.  GOME-2 and SEM products will not be available.
Date/Time (UTC) Initial Implementation:  Feb 23, 2022 (JDAY 054) ~08:32 UTC

Date/Time (UTC) Expected End:  Feb 23, 2022 (JDAY 054) ~14:19 UTC

Length of Outage:  ~ 6 hours

Details/Specifics of Change: A Metop-C In-Plane Maneuver will be performed Feb 23, 2022.  The SEM instrument will be placed into Maneuver Mode at 08:32 UTC on Feb 23, 2022 and returned back to its Normal Operating Mode at 14:19 UTC that same day.  The GOME instrument timeline ends at 11:50 UTC and mirror parked before the burn on Feb 23, 2022.  The GOME timeline is reactivated at 13:32 UTC that same day. Data from the outage period will not be recovered nor distributed.  

Contact Information for Further Information: ESPC Help Desk at at 301-817-3880

Spacecraft Affected:  NOAA-15 ☐  NOAA-18 ☐  NOAA-19 ☐ Metop-A ☐ Metop-B ☐ Metop-C ☒

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