Topic: Metop-C In Plane Maneuver

Date/Time Issued: January 18, 2023 0337Z

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: Jan 18, 2023 (JDAY 018) ~08:24 UTC

Date/Time (UTC) Expected End:  Jan 18, 2023 (JDAY 018) ~14:11 UTC

Length of Outage: 6 hours

Details/Specifics of Change:  A Metop-C In-Plane Maneuver will be performed Jan 18, 2023.  The SEM instrument will be placed into Maneuver Mode at 08:24 UTC on Jan 18, 2023 and returned back to its Normal Operating Mode at 14:11 UTC that same day.

The GOME instrument timeline ends and the mirror is parked before the burn at 11:47 UTC on Jan 18, 2023.  The GOME timeline is reactivated at 13:28 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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