Topic: GOES-16 and GOES-17 ABI Lunar Trending Calibration Scans scheduled for October 27-October 30, 2020

Date/Time Issued: October  23, 2020 1430Z

Product(s) or Data Impacted: GOES-16 and GOES-17 ABI MESO-2 outages

Date/Time of Initial Impact: October 27, 2020  1342Z

Date/Time of Expected End: October  30, 2020 2055Z

Length of Outage:  Approximately 2 minutes for each event. See schedule below.

Details/Specifics of Change:

Several, very short, GOES-16 and GOES-17 routine calibration scans for lunar trending will be performed on October 27-October 30, 2020  resulting in an outage of ABI MESO-2 products for about 2 minutes for each event. ABI MESO-1 will still be available during this time. The schedule is below.



·  10/27/2020(DOY 301) – 13:42:09 UTC & 14:35:34 UTC

·  10/30/2020(DOY 304) – 15:35:36 UTC & 16:43:07 UTC


·   10/27/2020(DOY 301) - 17:53:14 UTC & 18:54:37 UTC

·   10/30/2020(DOY 304) – 19:54:07 UTC & 20:55:26 UTC

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