Topic: GOES-17 Operational Declaration as GOES-West and Transition Plan Status

Date/Time Issued: February 12, 2019 1800 UTC

Product(s) or Data Impacted: All GOES-17 ABI, GLM, SUVI, SEISS, MAG, and EXIS products

Date/Time of Initial Impact: October 24, 2018 1345 UTC

Date/Time of Expected End: February 12, 2019 1800 UTC

Length of Event/Outage: See details below.

Details/Specifics of Change:

As of 1800 UTC on February 12, 2019, GOES-17 is the official GOES-West satellite stationed at 137.2 degrees west and the GOES-15 LRIT broadcast has been disabled.

GOES-17 and GOES-15 will operate in tandem from their respective locations of 137.2 degrees west and 128 degrees west through early July 2019. After July 2019, GOES-15 data distribution will conclude while GOES-17 data distribution will continue for the GOES-West assignment.

Information on GOES-17 ABI performance including Loop Heat Pipe information and predictive saturation dates/times can be found at

Information on product mapping from GOES-15 to GOES-17 can be found on the bottom right at

GOES-17 imagery can be viewed at:

GOES-17 scanning schedules will be posted to the following site after the Critical Weather Day declaration has ended:

NOAA press release:

Contact Information for Further Information: Kathryn Mozer at or SPSD User Services at

Web Site(s) for applicable information:

See for additional information.

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