Update #1: The GOES-15 Thruster Flush Maneuver scheduled for February 26, 2019 has been rescheduled to occur on February 28, 2019. The same times will apply for the February 28, 2019 execution.

Topic: GOES-15 Thruster Flush Maneuver scheduled for February 26, 2019

Date/Time Issued: February 21, 2019 1920 UTC

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

Date/Time of Initial Impact: February 26, 2019 M-B2040 UTC

Date/Time of Expected End: February 26, 2019 M-B2059 UTC

Length of Outage: See table in detail.

Details/Specifics of Change:

A GOES-15 Thruster Flush maneuver will be performed on Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at 2040 UTC.M-B If cancelled, the Thruster Flush will be rescheduled for a later date. 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 February 26, 2019 the following schedule will be employed to support maneuver operations for GOES-15 (GOES-West):

2040 UTC: GOES-15 (GOES-West) Thruster Flush Maneuver Schedule begins
2040 UTC - 2059 UTC: GOES-15 (GOES-West) No Scan Operations. M-B(THERE WILL BE NO IMAGER OR SOUNDER IMPACT due to the maneuver operations being performed during daily Housekeeping period.)
2100 UTC: GOES-15 (GOES-West) Routine Scan Operations Resume

There will be no recovery schedule for this maneuver.

Contact Information for Further Information: ESPC Operations at ESPCOperations@noaa.gov or (301)817-3880

Web Site(s) for applicable information:
See https://www.ospo.noaa.gov/Operations/messages.html for this and other satellite related messages.
See http://www.ospo.noaa.gov/Operations/GOES/schedules.html M-Bfor full GOES scanning schedules and scan sectors.

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