Topic: GOES-16 ABI solar calibration scan scheduled for March 30, 2018

Date/Time Issued: May 1, 2018 1400 UTC

Product(s) or Data Impacted: GOES-16 ABI product outage

Date/Time of Initial Impact: May 3, 2018 1045 UTC

Date/Time of Expected End: May 3, 2018 1100 UTC

Length of Outage: Approximately 5 minutes at the end of a period of Continuous Full Disk operations and the 1100 UTC Full Disk scan

Details/Specifics of Change:

On May 3, 2018, ABI Flex Mode (mode 3) will be replaced with 15 minutes of Continuous Full Disk (mode 4) from 1045-1100 UTC. A GOES-16 ABI solar calibration scan will be performed between 1055-1100 UTC, resulting in an outage of all ABI products. ABI Flex Mode (mode 3) will resume at 1100 UTC, but the 1100 UTC Full Disk scan will not be available. The next Full Disk scan will populate at 1115 UTC.

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