Topic:  Metop-C In Plane Maneuver

Date/Time Issued:  February 07, 2024 0055Z

Product 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:  February 07, 2024  0717Z   J/DAY 038

Date/Time of Expected End February 07, 2024  1304Z  J/DAY 038

Length of the Outage/Event:  5 hours and 47 minutes

Details/Specifics of Change: A Metop-C In-Plane Maneuver will be performed Feb 7, 2024. 

 The SEM instrument will be placed into Maneuver Mode at 07:17 UTC on Feb 7, 2024 and returned back to its Normal Operating Mode at 13:04 UTC that same day.


The GOME instrument timeline ends and the mirror is parked before the burn at 10:37 UTC on Feb 7, 2024.  The GOME timeline is reactivated at 12:19 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

Web Site(s) for Applicable Information: 

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