Topic: GOES-18 Operational Declaration as GOES-West
Date/Time Issued: January 4, 2023 1805 UTC
Product(s) or Data Impacted: All GOES-West ABI, EXIS, GLM, MAG, SEISS, and SUVI products
Date/Time of Initial Impact: January 4, 2023 1800 UTC
Date/Time of Expected End: N/A
Length of Event/Outage: N/A
Details/Specifics of Change:
As of 1800 UTC on January 4, 2023, GOES-18 is the official GOES-West satellite stationed at 137.0 degrees West and the GOES-17 broadcast services have been disabled. Many GOES-West products and services including GRB, AWIPS, HRIT/EMWIN, DCS, and SAR have now been transitioned to the GOES-18 data feed. GOES-17 will continue to operate out of 137.3 degrees West and data will be available alongside GOES-18 data through services such as PDA, CLASS, and NODD until GOES-17 distribution is turned off before drift.
GOES-17 is scheduled to begin its drift to the storage location at 104.7 degrees west on January 10, 2023. From the storage location, it will serve in a standby role for the GOES-East and GOES-West operational satellites.
GOES-18 imagery can be viewed at: https://www.star.nesdis.noaa.gov/GOES/index.php
NOAA press release: https://www.nesdis.noaa.gov/news/earth-orbit-noaas-goes-18-now-goes-west
Contact Information for Further Information: Stephen Superczynski at email@example.com or SPSD User Services at SPSD.UserServices@noaa.gov.
Web Site(s) for applicable information:
See https://www.goes-r.gov/users/transitionToOperations18.html for additional information.
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