Update #2:  This serves as a final reminder of the Meteosat data outage and satellite swap occurring tomorrow, March 21, 2023 at 0800 UTC. In addition to imagery, the following products will also be affected:

Arctic Composite Imagery (ACI)

Autosnow and Ice

Blended SST

Global Hydroestimator (GHE)

Global Mosaic of Geostationary Imagery (GMGSI)

Geostationary Surface and Insolation Products (GSIP)

Ocean Heat Content (OHC)

Product validation will occur once imagery resumes, but please note that degradation of the imagery and products is possible for hours after the outage.

Update #1:  The outage of FES service from Meteosat-11 is expected to begin at 0800 UTC on March 21, 2023. FES is expected to resume from Meteosat-10 at 1400 UTC on March 21, 2023. Please note that image degradation may continue for a few hours beyond 1400 UTC.

Topic:  Meteosat Full Earth Scan Outage and Satellite Swap on March 21, 2023


Date/Time Issued:  February 28, 2023 2200 UTC


Product(s) or Data Impacted: Meteosat Full Earth Scan Imagery and Products


Date/Time of Initial Impact: March 21, 2023 0800 UTC

Date/Time of Expected End:  March 21, 2023 1400 UTC

Length of Outage:  6 hours

Details/Specifics of Change: On March 1, 2023, EUMETSAT will begin drifting Meteosat-10 toward 0° to replace Meteosat-11. On March 21, 2023, at a time TBD, Meteosat-11 will cease Full Earth Scanning (FES) and begin its drift to 9.5° E where it will take over Rapid Scanning Service (RSS). Meteosat-10 will provide FES after the outage during the swapover. Residual product degradation may persist for a few hours after the completion of the swap. FES imagery and products provided by NOAA will experience the multi-hour outage on March 21, 2023, and will resume using Meteosat-10 FES once the swap is complete. Updates will be sent as exact swap times and outage durations are communicated by EUMETSAT partners. PDA users who have subscriptions to Meteosat-11 products should ensure they also have active subscriptions in place for Meteosat-10 prior to the swap. Users should leave their Meteosat-11 subscriptions in place to serve as a backup should there be an emergency failover in the future. Meteosat-11 will resume RSS on March 28, 2023 at 08:00 UTC as it drifts.

Contact Information for Further Information: User Services at SPSD.Userservices@noaa.gov 


Web Site(s) for applicable information: https://www.eumetsat.int/meteosat-10meteosat-11-mission-swap 

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