Topic: M-BNOAA-20 designation as the primary PM afternoon-orbit satellite

Date/Time Issued: M-BFebruary 4, 2019 2205 UTC

Product(s) or Data Impacted: M-BN/A

Date/Time of Initial Impact: M-BM-BWeek of February 11, 2019 TBD

Date/Time of Expected End: M-BPermanent change

Length of Outage: Permanent change

Details/Specifics of Change: M-B

NOAA anticipates that NOAA-20 will be designated as the primary afternoon (PM) satellite for supporting NOAA's environmental monitoring mission during the week of February 11, 2019. M-BA notification of the exact date and time of transition will be sent closer to February 11th. This designation is used mainly for managing and prioritizing mission resources that share common services or for establishing processing priorities for production/distribution.M-B As NOAA's primary afternoon polar-orbiting satellite, NOAA-20 will continue continuity critical environmental observations from its LTAN 1330 orbit. SNPP and its functional suite of instruments will be designated as a secondary and it will continue as an operational satellite.

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