Topic:  Himawari-8 SST products


Date/Time Issued:   September 20, 2021 1800 UTC


Product(s) or Data Impacted:  Himawari-8  SST products 


Date/Time of Initial Impact:  September 20, 2021 1800  UTC


Date/Time of Expected End:  October 16, 2021 1600 UTC


Length of Outage: NA


Details/Specifics of Change:  OSPO generated Himawari-8  SST products have been available on PDA for 4 months (please refer to the April 30 ESPC notification in the link ). We are now planning to stop receipt of the STAR produced H-8 SST products.  Please complete your transition to the OSPO versions by Oct. 18, 2021.


Here are the PDA shortnames for the STAR products that will go away and the operational replacements:




In addition, Blended  SST products will be updated by replacing STAR produced H-8 SST products (ACSPO version 2.7) by OSPO generated H-8 SST products by October 18th.



Contact Information for Further Information: ESPC Operations at and 301-817-3880 and


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