Topic: GOES-15 (GOES-West Back-up) Thruster Flush Maneuver scheduled for September 8, 2021


Date/Time Issued: September 3, 2021 1350  UTC


Product(s) or Data Impacted: GOES-15 (GOES-West Back-up) Imager and Sounder Data


Date/Time of Initial Impact: September 8, 2021  2040 UTC


Date/Time of Expected End: September 8, 2021  2059 UTC


Length of Outage: See table in detail.


Details/Specifics of Change:


A GOES-15 (GOES-West Back-up) Thruster Flush maneuver will be performed on Wednesday, September 8, 2021 at 2040 UTC.  If cancelled, the Thruster Flush will be rescheduled for a later date.  If NWS Regions have any operational concerns, please contact the NCEP SDM at (301) 683-1500 at least 6 hours prior to the maneuver time.


On September 8, 2021 the following schedule will be employed to support maneuver operations for GOES-15 (GOES-West Back-up):

2040 UTC: GOES-15 (GOES-West Back-up) Thruster Flush Maneuver Schedule begins

2040 UTC - 2059 UTC: GOES-15 (GOES-West Back-up) No Scan Operations.  (THERE WILL BE NO IMAGER IMPACT due to the maneuver operations being performed during daily Housekeeping period.)

2100 UTC: GOES-15 (GOES-West Back-up) Routine Scan Operations Resume


There will be no recovery schedule for this maneuver.


Contact Information for Further Information: ESPC Operations at or (301)817-3880


Web Site(s) for applicable information:

See  for this and other satellite related messages.

See  for full GOES scanning schedules and scan sectors.


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