Topic: GOES-15 (GOES-West) Thruster Flush Maneuver scheduled for September 17, 2019

Date/Time Issued: September 10, 2019 2050Z

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

Date/Time of Initial Impact: September 17, 2019 2040Z

Date/Time of Expected End: September 17, 2019 2059Z

Length of Outage: 19 minutes

Details/Specifics of Change:

A GOES-15 (GOES-West) Thruster Flush maneuver will be performed on Wednesday, September 17, 2019 at 2040Z. 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 September 10, 2019 the following schedule will be employed to support maneuver operations for GOES-15 (GOES-West):

2040Z: GOES-15 (GOES-West) Thruster Flush Maneuver Schedule begins

2040Z - 2059Z: GOES-15 (GOES-West) No Scan Operations. (THERE WILL BE NO IMAGER OR SOUNDER IMPACT due to themaneuver operations being performed during daily Housekeeping period.)

2100Z: 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 or (301)817-3880

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