Topic: GOES-15 (GOES-West) Drift Start Maneuver scheduled for October 23, 2018

Date/Time Issued: October 16, 2018 M-B1915 UTC

Product(s) or Data Impacted: GOES-15 (GOES-West) Imager and Sounder Products

Date/Time of Initial Impact: October 23, 2018 M-B2015 UTC

Date/Time of Expected End: October 23, 2018 M-B2059 UTC

Length of Outage: See table in detail.

Details/Specifics of Change:
A GOES-15 (GOES-West) Drift Start Maneuver will be performed on Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at 2015 UTC. The backup date for this maneuver is TBD.M-B If NWS Regions have any operational concerns, please contact the NCEP SDM at (301) 683-1500 at least 6 hours prior to the maneuver time.

On October 23, 2018 the following schedule will be employed to support maneuver operations for GOES-15 (GOES-West):

2015 UTC: M-BGOES-15 (GOES-West) East/West Maneuver Schedule begins
2015 UTC - 2059 UTC: M-BGOES-15 (GOES-West) Imager Product Outage
2012 UTC - 2100 UTC: M-BGOES-15 (GOES-West) Sounder Product Outage
2100 UTC: M-BGOES-15 (GOES-West) Routine Imager and Sounder Scan Operations Resume

The maneuver will be executed if in the M-BRoutine or Rapid schedule.

There will be no recovery schedule for this maneuver.

Contact Information for Further Information: ESPC Operations at or (301)817-3880

Web Site(s) for applicable information:
See M-Bfor this and other satellite related messages.
See M-Bfor full GOES scanning schedules and scan sectors.

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