GI: GOES Fall 2002 Eclipse and Keep Out Zone Schedules - Issued August


01 2002 From: "Thomas Renkevens" <Thomas.Renkevens@xxxxxxxx>

Topic: GOES Fall 2002 Eclipse and Keep Out Zone Schedules
Message Issued: August 01, 2002, 1745 UTC
Satellites Impacted: GOES-8 and GOES-10
Products Impacted: GOES-8 and GOES-10 Imager and Sounder Data
Date/Time of Initial Impact: August 16, 2002

--------------------------
Details:

GOES-8 and GOES-10 data users:

The Fall 2002 Eclipse and Keep Out Zone (KOZ) schedules are now
available on our web page at http://www.ssd.noaa.gov or more directly at
http://www.ssd.noaa.gov/PS/SATS/eclipse.html

The schedules are for both the Imager and the Sounder instruments, and
are for both GOES-8 and GOES-10.

The schedules can be found by clicking on the entry for "GOES Special
Bulletins", and scrolling down to the entry for Eclipse Schedules, or by
directly following the link:
http://www.ssd.noaa.gov/PS/SATS/eclipse.html
Note that all documents can be printed on 8.5" x 11" paper in a
landscape paper setting.  For your convenience, the eclipse schedules
provided in HTML, Word Perfect and Adobe PDF format.

Following are times of GOES-8 full disk scanning operations for the
period August 16, 2002 to October 16, 2002 in order to provide
additional coverage during GOES-10 Keep Out Zone (KOZ) and Eclipse
periods:
GOES-8 FULL DISK SCANS TO COVER THE GOES-10 KOZ & ECLIPSE:
DATE              J-DAY      TIME       
AUG 16 - AUG 18   228-230    0845 to 0944Z
AUG 19            231        0815 to 0944Z
AUG 20 - SEP 04   232-247    0815 to 1014Z
SEP 05 - SEP 08   248-251    0815 to 1044Z
SEP 09 - OCT 12   252-285    0745 to 1044Z
OCT 13 - OCT 16   286-289    0745 to 0944Z

For more details on GOES-8 KOZ and Eclipse time periods, please see:
http://www.ssd.noaa.gov/PS/SATS/eclipse.html

Following are times of GOES-10 full disk scanning operations for the
period August 17, 2002 to October 15, 2002 in order to provide
additional coverage during GOES-8 Keep Out Zone (KOZ) and Eclipse
periods:
GOES-10 FULL DISK SCANS TO COVER THE GOES-8 KOZ & ECLIPSE:
DATE              J-DAY      TIME
AUG 17 - AUG 20   229-232    0430 to 0529Z
AUG 21 - AUG 28   233-240    0430 to 0629Z
AUG 29            241        0400 to 0629Z
AUG 30 - SEP 16   242-259    0400 to 0659Z
SEP 17 - OCT 07   260-280    0330 to 0659Z
OCT 08 - OCT 15   281-288    0400 to 0659Z

For more details on GOES-10 KOZ and Eclipse time periods, please see:
http://www.ssd.noaa.gov/PS/SATS/eclipse.html

---------------------------------------------
Contact Information:
Tom Renkevens
Satellite Analysis Branch
Satellite Services Division
NOAA/NESDIS/OSDPD
301-763-8081 x109
thomas.renkevens@xxxxxxxx

See http://www.ssd.noaa.gov/PS/SATS/eclipse.html  for full eclipse
schedules.
See http://www.ssd.noaa.gov/PS/SATS/messages.html  for this and other
satellite related messages.
See http://www.ssd.noaa.gov  for full GOES scanning schedules.



[End of message from WXSAT-L]

---------- End Forwarded Message ----------