Topic: NOAA-21 OMPS SDRs Operational Release from PDA

Date/Time Issued: March 29, 2023 2050 UTC

Product(s) or Data Impacted:  None

Date/Time of Initial Impact: April 4, 2023 TBD UTC

Date/Time of Expected End: April 4, 2023 TBD UTC

Length of Outage: N/A

Details/Specifics of Change:

The NOAA-21 OMPS SDRs are planned to be released from PDA OPS on April 4, 2023, pending provisional maturity approval.

PDA will perform best efforts to sustain the three satellites (SNPP, NOAA-20 and NOAA-21). However, if the PDA resource capacity reaches the ceiling of maximum, the tertiary satellite data will be dropped from PDA OPS and be distributed to PDA I&T only.

Updated products included in this release are:

Operational NOAA-21 OMPS SDRs (HDF5):

Impact on users: No

No PDA shortname change

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List of Scientific Changes: None.  

Please note: This upgrade will not be performed during Critical Weather Day (CWD).

Also, the contents of this release are subject to change based on user readiness, customer feedback, and management approval.

Additional ESPC notifications will provide further details and updates concerning this release.  User feedback and questions should be directed to

Contact Information: For information on the status of this work, please contact ESPC Operations at or 301-817-3880

Web Site(s) for applicable information: N/A

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