Topic:  NOAA-15 Transition to Parsons

Date/Time Issued:  October 12, 2023  1545Z
Product(s) or Data Impacted: NOAA-15 Products
Date/Time of Initial Impact:  October 10, 2023 1609Z
Date/Time of Expected End:  TBD
Length of Event:  TBD
Details/Specifics of Change:  From the POES Extended Life notice Update #16:  On
October 10, 2023 at 16:09 UTC during rev 32172 the NOAA-15 satellite will be fully
transitioned to Parsons (Command and Control) C2 Commercial Ground Services. This
first transition of a POES satellite is an ongoing effort to extend the utility of the legacy
POES satellite constellation by extending life through use of a commercial system
called Ground Station as a Service (GSaaS) approach.  The data and products from
NOAA-15 will not be distributed while data quality evaluations are ongoing - NOAA-
15/18 data release is expected no earlier than the mid October 2023.   Direct readout
data from NOAA-15 will continue to be made available to those users of that service.
Products derived from NOAA-15 (primarily Polar Winds) will be unavailable until data
validation is complete.

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