Topic: GOES-16 and GOES-17 M-BABI mode 6 testing

Date/Time Issued: February 12, 2019 1452 UTC

Product(s) or Data Impacted: GOES-16 and GOES-17 ABI data

Date/Time of Initial Impact: February 19, 2019 1500 UTC

Date/Time of Expected End: February 22, 2019 1500 UTC

Length of Event: 3 days (72 hours)


Details/Specifics of Change:

In preparation for eventual transition to mode 6 operations, the GOES-16 and GOES-17 ABI will execute 72 hours of mode 6 operations from 1500 UTC on February 19, 2019 until 1500 UTC on February 22, 2019. Mode 6 operations is a Full Disk every 10 minutes, CONUS every 5 minutes, and 2 meso domains every minute (or 1 domain every 30 seconds). Users may request GOES-16 and GOES-17 MESO coordinate changes as desired, however, users shall not request Flex Mode (mode 3) or Continuous Full Disk Mode (Mode 4) for GOES-16 nor GOES-17 during this test period.

GOES-16 and GOES-17 ABI will both return to Flex Mode (mode 3) at 1500 UTC on February 22, 2019.

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