Update#1: This notice was corrected with new outage window times.

Topic: Black Island (McMurdo) Maintenance


Date/Time Issued: November 20, 2020  2040Z


Product(s) or Data Impacted:  End User Data Products 

Date/Time of Initial Impact:  November 30, 2020 02:00:00z (JDAY 335)

Primary 11/30/20 02:00Z – 06:00Z JDAY 335              

Backup 12/1/20 02:00Z – 06:00Z JDAY 336

Date/Time of Expected End: December 1, 2020 06:00:00z (JDAY 336) 

Length of Outage:   4 Hour Timeframe per opportunity 

Details/Specifics of Change:    The purpose of the maintenance window is to perform tests on the 11m terminal antenna control system to verify its status and potentially return it to nominal service. The WAN link will not be taken offline intentionally; however there is always a risk of an outage. DMSP Planners should consider moving Fine data to other sites or chase data as needed. 

Contact Information for Further Information: ESPC Operations at ESPCOperations@noaa.gov at301-817-3880


Web Site(s) for applicable information: N/A


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