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Administrative, Updated GOES Fall 2010 Eclipse and Keep Out Zone/Stray LightExclusion Schedules, Issued 9/17/10.eml

Administrative, Updated GOES Fall 2010 Eclipse and Keep Out Zone/Stray Light Exclusion Schedules, Issued 9/17/10
Brian Hughes <Brian.Hughes@xxxxxxxx>
Fri, 17 Sep 2010 14:43:57 -0400


Topic: Updated GOES Fall 2010 Eclipse and Keep Out Zone/Stray Light Exclusion Schedules
Message Issued: September 17, 2010 1845 UTC
Satellites Impacted: GOES-13, GOES-11, and GOES-12
Products Impacted: GOES-13 (GOES-East), GOES-11 (GOES-West), and GOES-12 (GOES-South America) Imager and Sounder Data
Date/Time of Initial Impact: August 12, 2010


UPDATE: Due to the change of the GOES-13 Stray Light Zone (SLZ) schedule, the GOES-11 Full Disk schedule has been modified to cover the additional cancellations of GOES-13 imagery. Specifically, the GOES-11 Full Disk schedule between 9/17/10 and 9/22/10 has been extended to end at 0529 UTC (instead of 0429 UTC). These changes have been highlighted and are reflected at: http://www.ssd.noaa.gov/PS/SATS/GOES/FL10-FD.html

Previous Notification:

Update for the GOES-13 Stray Light Schedules: The GOES-13 Stray Light Exclusion Zone (SLZ) impacts have been re-calculated and there are changes to the GOES-13 imager and sounder schedules. For example, the 0515 UTC GOES-13 Northern Hemisphere image will be replaced by a space scan and canceled until 10/14/10. Updated GOES-13 charts can be found at: http://www.ssd.noaa.gov/PS/SATS/eclipse.html

Original Notification:

GOES-13, GOES-11, and GOES-12 data users:

The Fall 2010 Eclipse and Keep Out Zone (KOZ)/Stray Light Exclusion (SLZ) 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-13 (East), GOES-11 (West), and GOES-12 (South America) imager. The GOES-13 (East) schedules are provided to cover Stray Light Exclusion (SLZ) frame cancellations (stray light and space scanning). GOES-13 (East) is not affected by eclipse.

The schedules can be found by clicking on the blue bar for "Satellite Services", 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 (2007+), and Adobe PDF format.

Links to Meteosat and MTSAT-2 eclipse schedules for Fall 2010 are also available (updated when the information becomes available)

Contact Information:
Brian Hughes  Satellite Services Division
301-763-8081 x106

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.

Linda Miller - lmiller@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Community Services, Unidata
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
P.O. Box 3000
Boulder, CO 80307-3000
303-497-8646 fax: 303-497-8690