Topic: GOES-16 (GOES-EAST) ABI Encoder and FTE Calibrations scheduled for March 18, 2022


Date/Time Issued: March 09, 2022 1721Z


Product(s) or Data Impacted: GOES-16 ABI product outage


Date/Time of Initial Impact: March 18, 2022 1530Z


Date/Time of Expected End:  March 18, 2022   1600Z


Date/Time of Initial Impact:  March 18, 2022   1700Z


Date/Time of Expected End:  March 18, 2022   1730Z

Length of Outage:  30 minutes of product outage, about 1 hour of scanning, followed by another 30 minute product outage


Details/Specifics of Change:


A GOES-16 ABI Encoder and FTE Calibration will be performed on  March 18, 2022, at 15:30Z resulting in two ABI product outages. Products may be degraded between outages. 

On Thursday,  March 18, 2022   the following schedule will be employed to support GOES-16 ABI Encoder and FTE Calibrations:


1530Z – 1600Z: GOES 16 ABI Outage

16:00Z - Approximately 17:00Z: GOES-16 Routine ABI Operations Resume with potentially degraded products 

Approximately 1700Z - Approximately 1730Z: GOES-16 ABI outage

Approximately 1730Z: GOES-16 Routine ABI Operations Resume

Please note: If Critical Weather Day (CWD) is declared prior to 15:30Z the calibration will be postponed.

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


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