20040811: GOES Eclipse Info

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

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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.

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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.