Topic: GOES-18 ABI desert monitoring calibration scan

Date/Time Issued: April 21, 2023 1543Z

Product(s) or Data Impacted: GOES-18 ABI outage and mode change

Date/Time of Initial Impact: April 29, 2023 1900 UTC

Date/Time of Expected End: April 29, 2023 1910 UTC

Length of Outage: Approximate 5 minute outage followed by 5 minutes of Continuous Full Disk mode

Details/Specifics of Change:

A GOES-18 ABI routine desert monitoring calibration scan will occur from 1900-1910 UTC on April 29, 2023 following the schedule below:  


ABI calibration scan: 1900-1905 UTC - no ABI products generated or distributed

ABI Continuous Full Disk Mode (mode 4): 1905-1910 UTC

ABI 10-minute Flex Mode (mode 6) resumes: 1910 UTC


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