Topic: GOES-18 (GOES-WEST) ABI Encoder and FTE Calibrations scheduled for April 11, 2023
Date/Time Issued: March 31, 2023 TBD UTC
Product(s) or Data Impacted: GOES-18 ABI product outage
Date/Time of Initial Impact: April 11, 2023 1830 UTC
Date/Time of Expected End: April 11, 2023 1900 UTC
Date/Time of Initial Impact: April 11, 2023 2000 UTC
Date/Time of Expected End: April 11, 2023 2030 UTC
Length of Outage: 30 minutes of product outage, about 1 hour of scanning, followed by another 30 minute product outage
Details/Specifics of Change:
A GOES-18 ABI Encoder and FTE Calibration will be performed on April 11, 2023, at 18:30 UTC resulting in two ABI product outages. Products may be degraded between outages.
On Tuesday, April 11, 2023 the following schedule will be employed to support GOES-18 ABI Encoder and FTE Calibrations:
1830 UTC - 1900 UTC: GOES 18 ABI Outage
1900 UTC - Approximately 2000 UTC: GOES-18 Routine ABI Operations Resume with potentially degraded products
Approximately 2000 UTC - Approximately 2030 UTC: GOES-18 ABI outage
Approximately 2030 UTC: GOES-18 Routine ABI Operations Resume
Please note: If Critical Weather Day (CWD) is declared prior to 1830 UTC the calibration will be postponed.
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