G16/17 Lunar Trending 11/24 - 11/27

Topic: GOES-16 and GOES-17 ABI Lunar Trending Calibration Scans scheduled for November 24-November 27, 2020

Date/Time Issued: November  20, 2020 1653Z

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

Date/Time of Initial Impact: November 24, 2020  1210Z

Date/Time of Expected End: November  27, 2020 1906Z

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 November 24-November 27, 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.



  • 11/24/2020(DOY 329) – 12:10:00 UTC & 13:26:45 UTC
  • 11/27/2020(DOY 332) – 14:33:27 UTC & 15:04:27 UTC


  •  11/24/2020(DOY 329) - 16:23:26 UTC & 17:43:43 UTC
  •  11/27/2020(DOY 332) – 19:02:50 UTC & 19:06:50 UTC

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