Topic: GOES-17 (GOES-WEST) ABI Encoder and FTE Calibrations scheduled for November 10 and 11, 2020

Date/Time Issued:  October 27, 2020 2036Z

Product(s) or Data Impacted: GOES-17 ABI product outage

Date/Time of Initial Impact: November 10, 2020 2230 UTC


Date/Time of Expected End: November 10, 2020 2300 UTC


Date/Time of Initial Impact: November 11, 2020 0000 UTC


Date/Time of Expected End: November 11, 2020 0030 UTC

Length of Outage:  30 minutes of product outage, about 1 hour of scanning, followed by another 30 minute product outage

Details/Specifics of Change:  A GOES-17 ABI Encoder and FTE Calibration will be performed on November 10, 2020, at 22:30 UTC resulting in two ABI product outages. Products may be degraded between outages. 

On Tuesday, November 10, 2020 the following schedule will be employed to support GOES-17 ABI Encoder and FTE Calibrations:


2230 UTC - 2300 UTC: GOES 17 ABI Outage

2300 UTC - Approximately 0000 UTC: GOES-17 Routine ABI Operations Resume with potentially degraded products


Approximately 0000 UTC - Approximately 0030 UTC: GOES-17 ABI outage

Approximately 0030 UTC: GOES-17 Routine ABI Operations Resume

Please note: If Critical Weather Day (CWD) is declared prior to 2230 UTC the calibration will be postponed.

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