Topic: GOES-17 ABI desert monitoring calibration scan

Date/Time Issued: March 20, 2020 2057Z
Product(s) or Data Impacted: GOES-17 ABI outage and mode change

Date/Time of Initial Impact: April 1, 2020 2000 UTC

Date/Time of Expected End: April 1, 2020 2010 UTC

Length of Outage: Approximate 5 minute outage followed by 5 minutes of Continuous Full Disk mode

Details/Specifics of Change: A GOES-17 ABI routine desert monitoring calibration scan will occur from 2000-2010 UTC on April 1, 2020 following the schedule below: 

ABI calibration scan: 2000-2005 UTC - No ABI products generated or distributed
ABI Continuous Full Disk Mode (mode 4): 2005-2010 UTC
ABI 10-minute Flex Mode (mode 6) resumes: 2010 UTC

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