Topic: GOES-15 (GOES-West Backup) East/West Station Keeping Maneuver scheduled for September 28, 2021


Date/Time Issued: September 22, 2021 1030 UTC


Product(s) or Data Impacted: GOES-15 (GOES-West Backup) Imager and Sounder Products


Date/Time of Initial Impact: September 28, 2021  2230 UTC


Date/Time of Expected End: September 28, 2021  2244 UTC


Length of Outage: See table in detail.


Details/Specifics of Change:


A GOES-15 (GOES-West Backup) East/West Station Keeping Maneuver will be performed on Tuesday, September 28, 2021 at 2229 UTC.  The backup date for this maneuver is Friday,  October 1, 2021. 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 28, 2021 the following schedule will be employed to support maneuver operations for GOES-15 (GOES-West Backup):

2224Z:  GOES-15 (GOES-West Backup) East/West Maneuver Schedule begins

2230Z - 2244Z:  GOES-15 (GOES-West Backup) Imager Product Outage

2245Z:  GOES-15 (GOES-West Backup) Routine Imager and Sounder 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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