Correction: This will be Metop-C, not Metop-B

Topic: Metop-B In-Plane Maneuver

Date Issued:  Aug 2, 2023  0209Z

Product(s) or Data Impacted: All products from AMSU-A, ASCAT, GRAS, IASI, MHS, AVHRR in the Metop Global Data Service and Regional Data Service will be temporarily degraded.  GOME-2 and SEM products will not be available.

Date/Time of Initial Impact: Aug 02, 2023 (JDAY 214) 0546Z

Date/Time of Expected End: Aug 02, 2023 (JDAY 214) 1218Z 

Length of Event: ~ 6 hours

Details/Specifics of Change: A Metop-C In-Plane Maneuver will be performed Aug 02, 2023. The SEM instrument will be placed into Maneuver Mode at 05:46 UTC on Aug 02, 2023 and returned back to its Normal Operating Mode at 11:35 UTC that same day. The GOME instrument timeline ends and the mirror is parked before the burn at 10:36 UTC on Aug 02, 2023.  The GOME timeline is reactivated at 12:18 UTC that same day. Data from the outage period will not be recovered nor distributed.   

Contact Information for Further Information: 

ESPC Help Desk at at 301-817-3880

Spacecraft Affected:  NOAA-15   NOAA-18   NOAA-19  Metop-A  Metop-B ☐ Metop-C ☒

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