Topic: GOES-18 ABI solar calibration scan

Date/Time Issued: January 11, 2023 2015Z

Product(s) or Data Impacted: GOES-18 ABI product outage

Date/Time of Initial Impact: January 20, 2023 1520 UTC

Date/Time of Expected End: January 20, 2023 1530 UTC

Length of Outage: Approximately 5 minutes at the beginning of a period of Continuous Full Disk operations

Details/Specifics of Change:

On January 20, 2023, GOES-18 ABI 10-minute Flex Mode (mode 6) will be replaced with approximately 10 minutes of Continuous Full Disk (mode 4) from 1520-1530 UTC. A GOES-17 ABI solar calibration scan will be performed between 1520-1525 UTC, resulting in an outage of all ABI products. ABI 10-minutes Flex Mode (mode 6) will resume at 1530 UTC. The next Full Disk scan will populate at 1530 UTC.

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