Topic: GOES Fall 2004 Eclipse and Keep Out Zone Schedules Message Issued: August 3, 2004 1300 UTC Satellites Impacted: GOES-12, GOES-10, and GOES-9 Products Impacted: GOES-12, GOES-10, and GOES-9 Imager and Sounder Data Date/Time of Initial Impact: August 13, 2004 -------------------------- Details: GOES-12, GOES-10, and GOES-9 data users: The Fall 2004 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 GOES-12, GOES-10, and GOES-9. The schedules can be found by clicking on the entry for "GOES Satellite Operations", and clicking on 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, Excel, and Adobe PDF format. **NEW THIS SEASON** Eclipse and KOZ schedules will only be provided for GOES Routine Imager and Sounder schedules. To facilitate Rapid Scan (RSO) and Super Rapid Scan (SRSO) operations around eclipse times, both GOES-12 and GOES-10 imagers will be set into the Routine imaging schedule at set times around eclipse periods, eliminating the need for a two hour "window" around eclipse times where RSO/SRSO could not be performed. This will allow for more RSO/SRSO frames to be taken closer to actual eclipse times. For GOES-12, the period of Routine "only" Schedule will be: August 13 - October 28, 2004 - 0345Z to 0642Z For GOES-10, the period of Routine "only" Schedule will be: August 14 - October 29, 2004 - 0729Z to 1038Z. In summary, for the above times, only frames from the Routine Schedules will be taken, no Rapid Scan or Super Rapid Scan will be performed during these times. Rapid Scan/Super Rapid Scan will be allowed up until the cutoff times (0345Z for GOES-12; 0729Z for GOES-10) **Also new this season - OSO/SOCC will cancel some frames at the end of the Fall 2004 Eclipse season to allow for INR recovery on all three spacecraft. These entries are designated as CNX (canceled frame) or S.FD (Short Full Disk). These schedules are similar to INR recovery following a spacecraft maneuver. The dates and times for the INR recovery are as follows: GOES-12 SCAN SCHEDULE 0345 TO 0638Z OCTOBER 16 AND 17: N. HEMISPHERE IMAGER SCANS AT XX15 AND XX45Z. (19 MIN. FULL DISK SCAN AT 0545Z.) CONUS SOUNDING SCAN AT XX46Z. GOES-10 SCAN SCHEDULE 0800 TO 1044Z OCTOBER 17 AND 18: N. HEMISPHERE IMAGER SCANS AT XX00 AND XX30Z. CONUS SOUNDING SCAN AT XX01Z. GOES-9 SCAN SCHEDULE 1225 TO 1524Z OCTOBER 14 AND 15: 15 MINUTE FULL DISK IMAGER SCAN AT XX25Z. NO SOUNDING SCANS. Following are times of GOES-12 full disk scanning operations for the period August 14, 2004 to October 23, 2004 in order to provide additional coverage during GOES-10 Keep Out Zone (KOZ) and Eclipse periods: DATE J-DAY TIME AUG 14 227 0845 to 0944Z AUG 15 - 18 228-231 0815 to 0944Z AUG 19 ? SEP 03 232-247 0815 to 1014Z SEP 04 - SEP 09 248-253 0815 to 1044Z SEP 10 - OCT 11 254-285 0745 to 1044Z OCT 12 - OCT 13 286-287 0745 to 0944Z OCT 14 - OCT 20 288-294 0745 to 0914Z OCT 21 - OCT 23 295-297 0815 to 0914Z Following are times of GOES-10 full disk scanning operations for the period August 14, 2004 to October 28, 2004 in order to provide additional coverage during GOES-10 Keep Out Zone (KOZ) and Eclipse periods: DATE J-DAY TIME AUG 14 227 0430 to 0529Z AUG 15 - AUG 21 228-234 0430 to 0629Z AUG 22 - SEP 16 235-260 0400 to 0629Z SEP 17 - OCT 04 261-278 0330 to 0629Z OCT 05 - OCT 06 279-280 0330 to 0559Z OCT 07 - OCT 11 281-285 0400 to 0559Z OCT 12 - OCT 28 286-302 0400 to 0529Z For more details on GOES-10 KOZ and Eclipse time periods, please see: http://www.ssd.noaa.gov/PS/SATS/eclipse.html Meteosat schedules will be available once updates are posted by EUMETSAT. --------------------------------------------- Contact Information: Brian Hughes Satellite Analysis Branch Satellite Services Division NOAA/NESDIS/OSDPD 301-763-8081 x106 Brian.Hughes@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.