Topic: GOES-17 ABI FPM Setpoint Changes April 8-29, 2022


Date/Time Issued: March 29, 2022 1802 UTC


Product(s) or Data Impacted: GOES-17 (GOES-West) ABI bands 


Date/Time of Initial Impact: April 8, 2022 1500 UTC  


Date/Time of Expected End: April 29, 2022 1500 UTC 


Length of Outage:  21 days


Details/Specifics of Change:


From April 8, 2022 through April 29, 2022, the operational setpoint of  GOES-17 ABI will be adjusted to mitigate the impacts of the elevated focal plane module (FPM) temperatures on imagery and maintain the maximum nominal hours of water vapor imagery.  See GOES-17 ABI Saturation Prediction Reference Tools for more background information.  

The following table summarizes the adjustments to setpoint throughout the April warm period (changes to setpoint are performed at 1500 UTC):



April 8-10

90 K

April 11-18

92.8 K

April 19-20

90 K

April 21-29

87 K

These setpoint changes are independent of the GOES-15 supplemental operations plan scheduled for April 12-18, 2022. These changes are not subject to critical weather day.

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