picture of GOES-N GOES-N STATUS last update 10 June 2013

NOAA Information about GOES-N

Office of Systems Development (OSD)

NASA PR about GOES-N

Live webcast of GOES-N launch

GOES-N Mission

Media pictures of GOES-N preparations for launch

GOES-N Brochures

GOES-N Launch Brochure

Web-quality draft of the GOES-N mision brochure in PDF (2 MB)

Print-quality draft of the GOES-N mission brochure in PDF (4 MB)

GOES N Databook

220-page book of engineering data describing the GOES-N spacecraft and instruments, by Boeing

Spacecraft

4-page 3-D color template for the GOES-N spacecraft and instruments, by Boeing -- cut, fold, and paste together.

In the spring of 2004, the GOES-N spacecraft completed construction, underwent thermal-vac testing, and was ready to ship to the Cape for launch. Delays with Boeing's tests of heavy-Delta IV rockets delayed shipment to Cape Canaveral until March 2005.

Imager

Imager SN08 was constructed and tested at ITT in Fort Wayne, Indiana in the late 1990's. It was delivered to Boeing Space Systems (BSS) and integrated onto GOES-N in 2002/3. There are no significant issues with the Imager.

Sounder

Sounder SN08 was constructed and tested at ITT in Fort Wayne, Indiana in the late 1990's. It was delivered to Boeing Space Systems (BSS) and integrated onto GOES-N in 2002/3. There are no significant issues with the Sounder.

GOES-13 Images

Post-launch Testing of GOES-13

Boeing performed basic engineering tests for a month after launch, and then turned GOES-13 over to NASA for performance testing in mid-summer 2006.

NASA reviewed the results of the performance testing for NOAA in December 2006, and accepted the spacecraft.

Meanwhile, NOAA carried out science & operations performance testing in December and early January, as described by the reviewers at CIRA/Colorado State University.

On 5 January 2007, NOAA turned off the instruments, in preparation for on-orbit storage.

Launch Saga

GOES-N second stage

GOES-N Launch Brochure (2006)

GOES-N was originally scheduled for launch in 2001, but construction and launch were extended to 2003, since the on-orbit satellites were working well. In 2003, the GOES-N was scheduled for launch in December 2004, and then January 2005.

In mid-February 2005, the GOES-N launch date was reset to May 2005, to avoid the risk of launching during the spring eclipse season.

In April 2005, there was a concern about the Delta IV rocket, and so the GOES-N launch was postponed to June while some tanks on the rocket were replaced.

In mid-June 2005, launch was slipped to late June to allow technicians time to check for possible damage to the Delta IV rocket's electrical systems from nearby lightning strikes.

In late June 2005, there were uncertainties about a battery in the rocket, so the launch was postponed to July.

In late July 2005, concerns about the satellite caused Boeing to slip-delay the launch several times to mid-August. On August 16th, launch was aborted with 4 minutes and 22 seconds to go.

Because launch slipped past mid-August, it was rescheduled for the first weekend in November 2005, to avoid the risk of deployment during the autumnal eclipse season in geosynchronous orbit.

At the end of October 2005, Boeing's union voted to strike, putting the launch of GOES-N on hold until the union voted to accept a new contract at the beginning of February 2006. However, the spring eclipse season would make launch risky before mid-April, so launch had to be scheduled for after mid-April.

To prepare for that, Boeing took the satellite off the fueled rocket, rehabbed both it and the rocket, and put them back together.

In early April 2006, the first launch opportunity for GOES-N was 18 May 2006.

By mid-May 2006, the first launch opportunity for GOES-N was 24 May 2006.

GOES-N launch
GOES-N was finally launched successfully right on the dot, at 6:11 pm EDT on 24 May 2006.

GOES-N was launched on a Delta IV with two solids to nearly direct injection to geo-orbit. The use of two powerful solid rocket boosters allows the main rocket to get to geo-orbit, which in turn saves fuel on the spacecraft, and achieves at least 10 years of fuel lifetime (nominally 5 years of on orbit storage, and 5 years of operations).

GOES-13 arrived on orbit with 15 years of geosynchronous station-keeping fuel.

The GOES-N spacecraft needs to have its folded solar panels facing outward towards the Sun during apogee-raising maneuvers around 1200 UTC on the other side of the Earth, which results in a Delta IV launch window around local sunset (2300 UTC) in Florida.

After launch, Boeing scheduled 24 days to get to geosynchronous orbit, deploy and outgas all components, power-up (but not open up) the instruments, and rename the satellite "GOES-13".

On June 13, after 20 days of preparation, Boeing turned GOES-13 over to NASA for the post-launch engineering checkout of approximately 240 days. The satellite will be checked out at 90W, during the 2006 hurricane season.

The first visible image was taken on 22 June 2006, 5 days ahead of schedule.

After checkout, NASA turned GOES-13 over to NOAA on 20 December 2006. NOAA will put GOES-13 into on-orbit storage at 105W until it is needed to replace GOES-12 at GOES-EAST or GOES-11 at GOES-WEST, circa 2010.

If GOES-N were stored on the Earth, it would have to be to be called out of deep storage to replace an on-orbit failure. There would be 9 to 12 months of preparation between call-up and launch, followed by 3 months of post-launch deployment and testing before it could become operational. On-orbit storage reduces this delay from one year to less than one week, and avoids the chance of a launch failure when you can least afford it.

GOES N,O,P Enhancement Summary

GOES-13 Activation as GOES-EAST in April 2010

***GOES-13 is scheduled to replace GOES-12 as the GOES-East operational
spacecraft on April 14, 2010 at 1934 UTC***

GOES-13, launched on May 24, 2006, is the first in the series of GOES-N
satellites (GOES-14 was launched on June 27, 2009 and GOES-15 was
launched on March 4, 2010). This series will carry the 5 channel imager
and 19 channel sounder similar to the GOES-I through M series, with some
differences. GOES-13 carries the same imager and sounder payload as
GOES-12, but the new spacecraft bus will allow it to operate through
eclipse and most of the keep out zone periods and images will have
increased navigation, registration and radiometric accuracy. (GOES-13
was used briefly as GOES-East in December 2008 during a thruster anomaly
period with GOES-12).

After GOES-13 becomes the operational GOES-East satellite, GOES-12 will
be moved to 60W to support GOES-South America.

The Eclipse and Stray Light Zone schedules have been modified to include
an extra day of Partial Frame testing, as well as continued GOES-11 Full
Disk scans up until April 29, 2010. These updated schedules can be found
at: http://www.ssd.noaa.gov/PS/SATS/eclipse.html
(Users of NOAAPORT/GINI will continue to see GOES-11 Full Disk in place
of the GOES-13 Partial Frames between 0430 UTC and 0545 UTC until 4/29/10)

Partial Frame definitions and updated GOES-East schedules for GOES-13
can be found at: http://www.ssd.noaa.gov/PS/SATS/GOES/THIRTEEN/sched.html

The plans developed are intended to cause as few disruptions as possible
to all users who need to acquire the GOES-12 GVAR signal via a ground
receive antenna, while also allowing for the acquisition of GOES-13 GVAR
data for 2 months prior to becoming operational to re-validate ingesting
equipment and product generation.These plans are similar to the GOES-8
to GOES-12 transition plans in April 2003.
An up to date synopsis:

(1) On 2/23/10, The Office of Satellite Operations began the eastward
drift of GOES-13 at approximately 0.5 degrees per day. Navigation
elements can be found at NOAASIS ( http://noaasis.noaa.gov/NOAASIS/ ) or
more specifically at: http://noaasis.noaa.gov/cemscs/navsum.txt . Daily
longitudinal positions can be found at the end of this notification.

(2) GOES-13 SXI was activated on 3/8/10

(3) On 4/14/10, GOES-13 will approach 81W. At 1834 UTC, GOES-13 GVAR and
LRIT will be relayed through the GOES-12 downlink. Ancillary services
(DCS, EMWIN, SARSAT) will remain on board GOES-12. GOES-13 will be
declared GOES-East in the NOAA GOES Constellation. Users with fixed GVAR
or LRIT antennae will not need to re-point to GOES-13. GOES-13 GVAR
format is similar to GOES-12 (GVAR format change will occur with GOES-14
and beyond).

(4) On 4/26/10, GVAR and LRIT downlinks will be switched from GOES-12 to
GOES-13 when GOES-13 is at 75.5W. GOES-13 will stop drift. Ancillary
services (DCS, EMWIN, SARSAT) will switch to GOES-13 at this time.
Additional information about DCS transition can be found at:
http://www.ssd.noaa.gov/PS/SATS/GOES/THIRTEEN/GOES-13_DCS_Notification.pdf

(5) On 4/27/10, GOES-12 will begin eastward drift to 60W in order to
replace GOES-10, which was de-orbited in December 2009. Imaging
operations for GOES-South America will begin on or about 5/11/10.
GOES-12 is expected to arrive on station at 60W on 5/17/10.

Users of GOES data and products from ESPC:
ESPC is ingesting GOES-13 GVAR and hosting it on McIDAS server
West.nesdis.noaa.gov under the group GCR. In addition, OSDPD plans to
re-validate product generation and distribution, including that of the
GOES Ingest and NOAAPORT Interface (GINI). Product Area Leads will be
responsible for coordinating with specific users on where they can
obtain GOES-13 products.

We will provide periodic updates to this transition plan as milestones
are met, or any deviations from the schedule are anticipated. Updated
information will be posted to: http://www.ssd.noaa.gov/PS/SATS/

Updated Longitudinal Information for GOES-13:
DAY (YMD) TIME (Z)  LAT   LON
100408    120000    0.17N 83.30W
100409    0         0.17S 83.11W
100409    120000    0.18N 82.85W
100410    0         0.18S 82.65W
100410    120000    0.18N 82.39W
100411    0         0.19S 82.19W
100411    120000    0.19N 81.93W
100412    0         0.19S 81.74W
100412    120000    0.20N 81.48W
100413    0         0.20S 81.28W
100413    120000    0.20N 81.02W
100414    0         0.20S 80.83W
100414    120000    0.21N 80.57W
100415    0         0.21S 80.37W

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Contact Information:
General Information: Brian Hughes / Thomas Renkevens
Satellite Services Division, User Services
NOAA/NESDIS/OSDPD
301-763-8051 x106 / x109
brian.hughes@noaa.gov
thomas.renkevens@noaa.gov

LRIT/EMWIN: Paul Seymour
Satellite Services Division, Direct Services Branch
NOAA/NESDIS/OSDPD
301-817-4521
paul.seymour@noaa.gov

Data Collection System (DCS): Kay Metcalf
Satellite Services Division, Direct Services Branch
NOAA/NESDIS/OSDPD
301-817-4558
kay.metcalf@noaa.gov

SARSAT: Lt. Shawn Maddock
Satellite Services Division, Direct Services Branch
NOAA/NESDIS/OSDPD
301-817-3892
shawn.maddock@noaa.gov

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.

GOES-13 Imager and Sounder Anomaly in September 2012

The Sounder and Imager were taken offline after the radiometric data became noisy and the scan motors signalled overload.

Topic:: GOES-13 Sounder Instrument Anomaly

Date/Time Issued: September 24, 2012,  1740 UTC
Product(s) or Data Impacted:  GOES-13 Sounder

Date/Time of Initial Impact: September 23, 2012   1120  UTC

Date/Time of Expected End:   Unknown

Length of Outage: TBD

Details/Specifics of Change: No Sounder products will be available due to an 
instrument anomaly.  A return to service is unknown. The problem is being 
investigated. 

Update#1  GOES-13 Sounder instrument anomaly continues the Engineers are on 
site, with no return to service time available.

Update#2  GOES-13 Sounder instrument anomaly status has not change, the 
Engineers continue to investigate. The estimated return to service for GOES-13 
Sounder is still undetermined at this time.

Update#3  GOES-13 Sounder instrument anomaly status has not change.  The 
Engineers continue to investigate, still with no return to service time available.

Update#4  GOES-13 Sounder instrument anomaly status has not change and the 
investigation continues,  with no return to service time available.

Update#5 Due to the GOES-13 anomaly both the Imager and Sounder are being placed 
into standby mode. There will be no products generated by GOES-13. The  East 
GINI  was switched to the alternate mode. This means that the East GINI is using 
GOES West data for processing/creating products.

Update#6:   GOES-15 Full Disk images will be transmitted thru the GOES-13 GVAR as of 0030 UTC.  

Status: Imager out of service  since  September 23, 2012 at 2122 UTC
Sounder out of service  since September 23, 2012  at 1126 UTC
LRIT East out of service  since September 23, 2012 at 2122 UTC

The Engineers continue to investigate, no return to service time available.
GOES-13 shows tremors (6 MB MOV) 23 September 2012 more....
Topic: GOES-13 Return to Operational Service as GOES-East and GOES-14 Drift Stop Maneuver

Date/Time Issued: October 16, 2012 at 2038 UTC

Product(s) or Data Impacted: GOES-13 and GOES-14 Imager and Sounder Data, GVAR Data

Date/Time of Initial Impact: October 18, 2012 at 1444 UTC - Switch to GOES-13 initiated.

Date/Time of Expected End: October 18, 2012 at 1445 UTC - Switch to GOES-13 completed.
Note:  GOES-14 Drift Stop Maneuver will be executed October 19, 2012 at 1356 UTC

Length of Outage: See Details.

Details/Specifics of Change: Tests of GOES-13 instrumentation have demonstrated the imager
and sounder are ready to return to GOES-East operational service.  GOES-13 Imager data are
nominal and thanks to outgassing activities the noise in GOES-13 Sounder shortwave data
has been reduced compared to pre-anomaly levels.  The return of GOES-13 to operational
service also optimizes the long term continuity of the GOES constellation.

On October 18, 2012 at 1444 UTC GOES-13 data will be inserted back into the GOES-13 GVAR
data stream, replacing the current GOES-14 data stream.  Users do not need to repoint
their antennas as the switch of GVAR data streams will be transparent.  Users will notice
the immediate shift of Earth coverage from the current GOES-14 drifting position to the
GOES-13 position at 75 degrees West longitude.  GOES-East products will be generated using
GOES-13 and will receive nominal 24x7 monitoring.  GINI and Remapper output will be
monitored to ensure nominal GOES-East coverage of the CONUS for users of AWIPS and for
users of the SATEPSDIST servers within ESPC.  Products requiring a climatology of 30 days
will not be generated until the requisite number of fixed satellite location days have
passed: - ASDTA SMOKE (Automated Smoke Detection and Tracking Algorithm) - GASP (GOES
Aerosol and Smoke Product) - GEO-SST (No NETCDF format) - GSIP-FD (GOES Surface Insolation
Product-Full Disk)

RSO and SRSO schedules from GOES-13 will be available to the NWS immediately after the
switch is completed.  A final stop maneuver of GOES-14 will occur on October 19, 2012 at
1356 UTC placing it at a position of 89.5 degrees West longitude where it will remain in
standby until further notice.

Contact Information for Further Information: ESPC Operations at ESPCOperations@noaa.gov at
301-817-3880. For general questions, please contact SPSD User Services at
SPSD.UserServices@noaa.gov.

Web Site(s) for applicable information: See http://www.ssd.noaa.gov/PS/SATS/messages.html
for this and other satellite related messages. See
http://www.ospo.noaa.gov/Operations/GOES/schedules.html for full GOES scanning schedules
and scan sectors. See http://www.noaasis.noaa.gov/cemscs/gostbus.txt for geodetic subpoint
prediction and location of GOES.

GOES-13 Attitude Anomaly in May 2013

While operating as GOES-EAST at 75W, GOES-13 was apparently hit by a micrometeorite which caused it to lose track of the stars that it uses to maintain Earth-pointing attitude. The satellite went into safe-hold mode, with instruments turned off and the satellite slowly turning to assure sufficient solar power. After a few days, the satellite was turned back on and checked out OK. It is expected to return to operations two weeks after the incident. During the outage, GOES-14 provided operational data from its storage location at 105W.

Product Outage/Anomaly: GOES-13 (GOES-East): Issued: June 10, 2013  1848  UTC

	Update #25 (final notification for GOES-13 anomaly)

	GOES-13 has successfully returned to full operational service as
GOES-East at 1545 UTC today.  All operations are nominal. Operational
level 2 processing and distribution of GOES-13 resumed at that time. 
We confirmed successful data receipt by all customers.  If you find
that any products or services are affected, please contact ESPC
Operations.

	GOES-14 Imager and Sounder will remain on until Wednesday, June
12, 2013 at 15:34 UTC to allow users who have their own antennas a
little more time to reposition them to receive GOES-13 Imager and
Sounder data.


	Update #24

	All activities are on schedule for the GOES-13 transition to
GOES-East.  GOES-13, at 75 degrees West, will return to GOES-East
operations today, June 10, 2013, at approximately 1534 -1545 UTC
(first image at 1545 UTC). Derived products from GOES-13 will begin
immediately following the switchover. RSO and SRSO schedules from
GOES-13 will be available to the NWS immediately after the switch is
completed. Users will notice the immediate shift of Earth coverage
from the current GOES-14 position at 105 degrees West to the GOES-13
position at 75 degrees West longitude.

	GOES-East products will be generated using GOES-13, and will
receive nominal 24x7 monitoring. GINI and Remapper output will be
monitored to ensure nominal GOES-East coverage of the CONUS for users
of AWIPS and for users of the SATEPSDIST servers within ESPC.
Products requiring a climatology of 30 days will not be generated
until the requisite number of fixed satellite location days have
passed: - ASDTA SMOKE (Automated Smoke Detection and Tracking
Algorithm) - Needs 30 days of continuous satellite location. - GASP
(GOES Aerosol and Smoke Product) - Needs 30 days of continuous
satellite location. - GEO-SST (No GHRSST archive format - needs 30
days on station error statistics, analyzed). - GSIP-FD (GOES Surface
Insolation Product-Full Disk) - Needs 30 days of continuous satellite
location. - GLST (GOES Land Surface Temperature) - Needs GSIP-FD as
input.

	GOES-13 space weather instruments except Solar X-Ray Imager (SXI)
are on.

	All GOES-East direct readout services (DCS, LRIT, EMWIN, and SAR)
were previously switched over to GOES-13. GOES-14 downlinks for DCS,
EMWIN and LRIT were turned off. GOES-East direct services have no
issues and there has been no outage to the communications packages.

	GOES-14 Imager and Sounder will remain on for a few days pending
successful transition to GOES-13 to allow users who have their own
antennas a little more time to reposition them to receive GOES-13
Imager and Sounder data.


	Update #23

	Current plans are to return GOES-13 to full operational service
as GOES-East on Monday, June 10, 2013, at approximately 1534 -1545
UTC (first image at 1545 UTC), pending a final decision on Monday
morning. The transition will not be done on a Critical Weather Day.

	GOES-14 continues to provide the operational GOES-East products
and imagery, as GOES-13 is producing imagery and products in a backup
mode with GVAR and other broadcast services on.

	Tests of GOES-13 instrumentation have demonstrated the Imager and
Sounder are ready to return to GOES-East operational service. RSO and
SRSO schedules from GOES-13 will be available to the NWS immediately
after the switch is completed (tentatively on Monday, June 10, 2013,
at 1545 UTC). Users will notice the immediate shift of Earth coverage
from the current GOES-14 position at 105 degrees West to the GOES-13
position at 75 degrees West longitude.

	GOES-13 space weather instruments except Solar X-Ray Imager (SXI)
are on.

	GOES-13 derived products will begin immediately following the
switchover. GOES-East products will be generated using GOES-13, and
will receive nominal 24x7 monitoring. GINI and Remapper output will
be monitored to ensure nominal GOES-East coverage of the CONUS for
users of AWIPS and for users of the SATEPSDIST servers within ESPC.
Products requiring a climatology of 30 days will not be generated
until the requisite number of fixed satellite location days have
passed: - ASDTA SMOKE (Automated Smoke Detection and Tracking
Algorithm) - Needs 30 days of continuous satellite location. - GASP
(GOES Aerosol and Smoke Product) - Needs 30 days of continuous
satellite location. - GEO-SST (No GHRSST archive format - needs 30
days on station error statistics, analyzed). - GSIP-FD (GOES Surface
Insolation Product-Full Disk) - Needs 30 days of continuous satellite
location. - GLST (GOES Land Surface Temperature) - Needs GSIP-FD as
input.

	In the meantime, GOES-14 is providing GOES-East coverage from its
position at 105 degrees West. It will be providing GOES-East coverage
through the weekend. Product operations remain nominal.

	All GOES-East direct readout services (DCS, LRIT, EMWIN, and SAR)
were previously switched over to GOES-13. GOES-14 downlinks for DCS,
EMWIN and LRIT were turned off. GOES-East direct services have no
issues and there has been no outage to the communications packages.

	Update #22

	The planned GOES-13' return to GOES-East operations scheduled for
today, June 6, 2013 at 1534 UTC, has been POSTPONED due to a Critical
Weather Day and Tropical Storm Andrea. The outage will be rescheduled
for a date yet to be determined, but no sooner than Monday, June 10,
2013.  There are no other operational issues warranting postponement,
and GOES-13 re-activation is proceeding nominally.

	GOES-13 Imager and Sounder are on and operating nominally, and
thanks to outgassing activities, the noise in GOES-13 Sounder
shortwave data has been reduced. Tests of GOES-13 instrumentation
have demonstrated the Imager and Sounder are ready to return to
GOES-East operational service.

	GOES-14 will be providing GOES-East coverage through the upcoming
weekend from its position at 105 degrees West and is available to
provide Rapid Scan Operations as needed.  It will continue to operate
as GOES-East until GOES-13 is restored to GOES-East Operations early
next week.

	All GOES direct readout services (DCS, LRIT, EMWIN, and SAR) were
switched over to GOES-13. DCS, LRIT, EMWIN and SAR have no issues and
there has been no outage to the communications packages.

	All GOES-13 space weather instruments except Solar X-Ray Imager
(SXI) are on.

	GOES-15 is providing GOES-West coverage.

	Update #21

	GOES-13, at 75 degrees West, will return to GOES-East operations
on Thursday, June 6, 2013, at approximately 1534 -1545 UTC (first
image at 1545 UTC). Derived products from GOES-13 will begin
immediately following the switchover.

	GOES-13 re-activation is proceeding nominally. GOES-13 Sounder
remains off during the outgassing process. The outgassing is
proceeding nominally, and is being done to reduce noise and improve
the medium and short-wave sounder channel products. The outgassing
will end on June 5, 2013, at approximately 0359 UTC followed by a
cooling off period. Sounder will be turned on and begin imaging on
June 6, 2013, at approximately 0030 UTC and will be ‘within
specifications’ at approximately 0359 UTC.

	All GOES direct readout services (DCS, LRIT, EMWIN, etc.) except
SAR were switched over to GOES-13 today, June 4, 2013. Specifically,
GOES DCS services were switched back to GOES-13 on June 4, 2013, at
1530 UTC. GOES DCS has no issues and there has been no outage to the
communications packages.

	GOES SARSAT is not tracking GOES-13 at this point. The plan is to
switch back to GOES-13 tomorrow, June 5, 2013. There are no SARSAT
issues and nominal operations continue.

	Direct readout users can receive GOES-14 via the GVAR broadcast
stream until Monday, June 10, 2013 (time TBD).

	All GOES-13 space weather instruments except Solar X-Ray Imager
(SXI) are on.

	GOES-14 is providing GOES-East coverage from its position at 105
degrees West and is available to provide Rapid Scan Operations as
needed. GOES-14 will continue to operate as GOES-East until GOES-13
is restored to GOES-East Operations, currently slated for June 6,
2013.

	GOES-15 is providing GOES-West coverage.

	Update#20:

	GOES-13 recovery efforts continue as the imager and sounder are
providing data for testing purposes ONLY from 75 degrees West. 
GOES-13 is still in INR recovery, so imagery is not yet within
specifications.  NESDIS will verify and validate the GOES-13 products
and services over the next several days.  The sounder however, will
not be available once outgassing commences at approximately 0030 UTC
on June 1, 2013 until outgassing concludes at approximately 0000 UTC
on June 6, 2013.  Outgassing will reduce noise and improve medium and
short-wave sounder channel products.  If products and services
receive a positive review, the current planning is that they will be
made available to users at the earliest on June 6, 2013.  Direct
readout users who wish to examine the data should be aware that the
data are for testing purposes only at this time.  Any feedback direct
readout users wish to provide may be directed to the 24-hour ESPC
Help Desk at ESPCOperations@noaa.gov

	GOES-14 is providing GOES-East coverage from its position at 105
degrees West and is available to provide Rapid Scan Operations as
needed. GOES-East derived products are being successfully generated,
with exception of those that require 30 days of continuous satellite
location.  There are no current plans to drift GOES-14 from its
current location at 105 degrees West.  Due to the location of GOES-14
at a longitude further West than the nominal GOES-East location,  the
CONUS imagery at the top and half of every hour (HH00 UTC and HH30
UTC) does not capture the Puerto Rico vicinity.  To mitigate the
situation, those two CONUS frames were modified today, effective at
1515 UTC.  The frames are modified in two ways:  1. The eastern edge
of the CONUS frame will move farther East capturing Puerto Rico at
approximately 64 degrees West and 2. The northern edge of the CONUS
frame will move farther south near the northern extent of James Bay
in Canada at approximately 55 degrees North.

	GOES-15 is providing GOES-West coverage.

	The GOES satellites will remain in this configuration until
further notice.

	Update#19:

	GOES-14 is providing GOES-East coverage from its position at 105
degrees West and is available to provide Rapid Scan Operations as
needed.  GOES-East derived products are being successfully generated,
with exception of those that require 30 days of continuous satellite
location.  There are no current plans to drift GOES-14 from its
current location at 105 degrees West.  Due to the location of GOES-14
at a longitude further West than the nominal GOES-East location,  the
CONUS imagery at the top and half of every hour (HH00 UTC and HH30
UTC) does not capture the Puerto Rico vicinity.  To mitigate the
situation, those two CONUS frames will be modified today, effective
at 1515 UTC.  The frames are modified in two ways:  1. The eastern
edge of the CONUS frame will move farther East capturing Puerto Rico
at approximately 64 degrees West and 2. The northern edge of the
CONUS frame will move farther south near the northern extent of James
Bay in Canada at approximately 55 degrees North.

	GOES-13 recovery efforts continue as the imager and sounder are
providing data for testing purposes only from 75 degrees West. 
GOES-13 is still in INR recovery, so imagery is not yet within
specifications.  NESDIS will verify and validate the GOES-13 products
and services over the next several days and also conduct sounder
outgassing procedures to improve the products from the sounder
instrument.  If products and services receive a positive review, the
current planning is that they will be made available to users at the
earliest on June 5, 2013.  Direct readout users who wish to examine
the data should be aware that the data are for testing purposes only
at this time.  Any feedback direct readout users wish to provide may
be directed to the 24-hour ESPC Help Desk at ESPCOperations@noaa.gov

	GOES-15 is providing GOES-West coverage.

	The GOES satellites will remain in this configuration until
further notice.

	Update#18:

	GOES-13 recovery efforts continue and the GOES-13 imager and
sounder, located at 75 degrees West, will be turned on today for
testing purposes ONLY.  Reactivation of the instruments will begin at
1900 UTC and imagery will become available via GVAR by 2200 UTC. 
GOES-13 will still be in INR recovery, so imagery is not initially
expected to be within specifications.  NESDIS will verify and
validate the GOES-13 products and services over the next several days
and also conduct sounder outgassing procedures to improve the
products from the sounder instrument.  If products and services
receive a positive review, the current planning is that they will be
made available to users at the earliest on June 5, 2013.  Direct
readout users who wish to examine the data should be aware that the
data are for testing purposes only at this time.  Any feedback direct
readout users wish to provide may be directed to the 24-hour ESPC
Help Desk at ESPCOperations@noaa.gov

	GOES-14 is providing GOES-East coverage from its position at 105
degrees West and is available to provide Rapid Scan Operations as
needed.  GOES-East derived products are being successfully generated,
with exception of those that require 30 days of continuous satellite
location.  There are no current plans to drift GOES-East from its
current location at 105 degrees West.

	GOES-15 is providing GOES-West coverage.

	The GOES satellites will remain in this configuration until
further notice.

	Update#17:

	GOES-14 is providing GOES-East coverage from its position at 105
degrees West and is available to provide Rapid Scan Operations as
needed.  GOES-East derived products are being successfully generated,
with exception of those that require 30 days of continuous satellite
location.  There are no current plans to drift GOES-East from its
current location at 105 degrees West.

	GOES-13 remains out of service with no estimate on return to
operations at this time. It was successfully brought out of storage
mode for testing last night, and will be monitored for 24 hours.

	GOES-14 will continue to operate as GOES-East while GOES-13 is
being checked out.  Root cause investigation continues on the GOES-13
anomaly.

	GOES-15 is providing GOES-West coverage.

	The GOES satellites will remain in this configuration until
further notice.

	Update#16:

	GOES-14 is providing GOES-East coverage. GOES-14 product
processing and distribution continues to be nominal.  GOES-14 is
stationary at 105 degrees West with no current plans to drift east. 
The imagery has approached normal tolerance for navigation at an
accelerated rate, which will allow a return to normal operations
ahead of schedule at 0135 UTC on May 24, 2013.  Both Routine and
Rapid Scan (RSO) imaging schedules will be available at that time.

	GOES-15 terminated full disk imaging and returned to the routine
West schedule at 1000 UTC on May 23, 2013.

	GOES-13 will remain in storage mode while the anomaly is being
investigated.  There is no estimate on return to operations at this
time.

	Status of Direct Readout Services: - SARSAT is collecting data
through GOES-12 (GOES-South America) until further notice and should
experience no loss of coverage. - GOES-East GVAR users need to
re-point their antennas to GOES-14 at 105 degrees West in order to
receive the GOES-14 GVAR broadcast data stream.  GOES-14 GVAR will
not be transmitted through GOES-13 channels while GOES-13 recovery
efforts continue.  Since the recovery schedule is presently unknown,
users should consider their near-term needs against the efforts
required to re-point to GOES-14. - GOES DCS is collecting data from
both GOES-12 (GOES-South America) and GOES-14 and users can collect
their data either by pointing their antenna at either satellite,
connecting to DCS-1 and DCS-3 or through the internet to the LRGS. -
LRIT is up and running on GOES-14, and users can receive imagery by
pointing their antenna to 105 degrees West. - EMWIN is running on
GOES-14 and GOES-12 (GOES-South America.

	Status of Derived Products: The following derived products are in
now in normal GOES-14 operations.  Users should be aware that many
output file names have now changed to reflect GOES-14 in the name.

	- AWIPS products: Image Products, Sounder DPI, Satellite Cloud
Product - ABBA (GOES Fire Points) - Autosnow - Blended Total
Precipitable Water (bTPW) - CSBT (Clear Sky Brightness Temperatures)
- GBBEP (GOES Biomass Burning Emissions Product) - Global
Hydroestimator - Global Mosaic - GOES Histograms from PolarProd -
GeoSST (GOES Sea Surface Temperature) gridded, CoastWatch products
(except archive format) - High Density Winds (GOES-East SH is also
nominal as of 1600 UTC on May 23) - HMS Preprocessing (Hazards
Mapping System) - Hydroestimator - Imager ASOS - Low Cloud Base (LCB)
- MTCSWA (GOES Multi-Platform Tropical Cyclone Surface Winds
Analysis) - Remapper/McIDAS Imagery - SFOV BUFR Conversions (Single
Field of View) - SFOV Cloud Tops (Single Field of View) - SFOV
Retrievals (Single Field of View) - SFOV DPI - SFOV Skew-T - TCFP
(Tropical Cyclone Formation Probability) - Volcano PCI (Principal
Component Imagery - Web imagery

	Derived Products with event or schedule issues: - ADT (Advanced
Dvorak Technique) - Untested as no active Atlantic storms. - High
Density Winds for Sounder WV are currently unavailable due to only
having hourly images.  Should return with normal schedule.

	The only derived products that still have not reached nominal
GOES-14 operational status are those that require 30 days of
continuous satellite location. -  ASDTA SMOKE (Automated Smoke
Detection and Tracking Algorithm) - Needs 30 days of continuous
satellite location. -  GASP (GOES Aerosol and Smoke Product) - Needs
30 days of continuous satellite location. -  GEO-SST (No GHRSST
archive format - needs 30 days on station error statistics, analyzed
). -  GSIP-FD (GOES Surface Insolation Product-Full Disk) - Needs 30
days of continuous satellite location. -  GLST (GOES Land Surface
Temperature) - Needs GSIP-FD as input.

	Status of Interpretive Products from Satellite Analysis Branch
(SAB) Some SAB interpretive analysis products are functioning
normally, but are challenged due to the GOES-14 perspective at 105
degrees as opposed to the more complementary (to GOES-West)
perspective of a typical GOES-East at 75 degrees: - HMS (Hazard
Mapping System) Fire and Smoke Detection - Tropical Cyclone Intensity
& Location

	Finally, CLASS (NOAA's Comprehensive Large Array-data Stewardship
System) is currently delivering GOES-14 GVAR Data.

	Update#15: GOES-14 is providing GOES-East coverage. GOES-14
product processing and distribution continues to be nominal.  GOES-14
is stationary at 105 degrees West with no current plans to drift
east.  Only INR start up schedules are currently available for
GOES-14. Until recovery mode is complete, the imagery should not be
considered within normal tolerance for navigation. Routine and rapid
scan (RSO) imaging schedules will be available for GOES-14 on May 24,
2013, at approximately 1130 UTC.  If NWS Regions have any accelerated
RSO requests for GOES-14 prior to completing INR recovery, please
contact the NCEP SDM (301) 683-1500.

	GOES-15 terminated full disk imaging and returned to the routine
West schedule.

	GOES-13 will remain in storage mode while the anomaly is being
investigated.  No estimate on return to operations at this time.

	SARSAT is collecting data through GOES-12 (GOES-South America)
until further notice and should experience no loss of coverage.

	GOES DCS is collecting data from both GOES-12 (GOES-South
America) and GOES-14, and users can collect their data either by
pointing their antenna at either satellite, connecting to DCS-1 and
DCS-3 or through the internet to the LRGS.

	LRIT is up and running on GOES-14, and users can receive imagery
by pointing their antenna to 105 degrees West.

	The following products are in now normal GOES-14 operations:
Please note: some users should be aware that many output filenames
have now changed to reflect GOES 14 in the name.

	- AWIPS products: Image Products, Sounder DPI, Satellite Cloud
Product - ABBA (GOES Fire Points) - CLASS (NOAA's Comprehensive Large
Array-data Stewardship System) delivery of GOES-14 GVAR Data - CSBT
(Clear Sky Brightness Temperatures) - GBBEP (GOES Biomass Burning
Emissions Product) - GOES Histograms from PolarProd - GeoSST (GOES
Sea Surface Temperature) gridded, CoastWatch products (except archive
format) - High Density Winds (with the exception of Sounder WV Winds
- please see below) - HMS Preprocessing (Hazards Mapping System) -
Hydroestimator - Imager ASOS - MTCSWA (GOES Multi-Platform Tropical
Cyclone Surface Winds Analysis) - Remapper/McIDAS Imagery (CONUS
subsector locations were fixed this AM) - SFOV BUFR Conversions
(Single Field of View) - SFOV Cloud Tops (Single Field of View) -
SFOV Retrievals (Single Field of View) - SFOV DPI - SFOV Skew-T -
TCFP (Tropical Cyclone Formation Probability) - Volcano PCI
(Principal Component Imagery) - updated for GOES-14. - Web imagery

	Products with outstanding issues: - ADT (Advanced Dvorak
Technique) - Untested as no active Atlantic storms. - High Density
Winds for Sounder WV are currently unavailable due to only having
hourly images. Should return with normal schedule. - HDWinds for
GOES-Eeat Southern Hemisphere required schedule adjustment, but are
working as of 1600 UTC.

	Some SAB interpretive analysis products are functioning normally,
but are challenged due to the GOES-14 perspective at 105 degrees as
opposed to the more complementary (to GOES-West) perspective of a
typical GOES-East at 75 degrees: - HMS (Hazard Mapping System) Fire
and Smoke Detection - Tropical Cyclone Intensity & Location

	The only products that still have not reached normal GOES-14
operational status are those that require 30 days of continuous
satellite location. -  ASDTA SMOKE (Automated Smoke Detection and
Tracking Algorithm) - Needs 30 days of continuous satellite location.
-  GASP (GOES Aerosol and Smoke Product) - Needs 30 days of
continuous satellite location. -  GEO-SST (No GHRSST archive format -
needs 30 days on station error statistics, analyzed ). -  GSIP-FD
(GOES Surface Insolation Product-Full Disk) - Needs 30 days of
continuous satellite location. -  GLST (GOES Land Surface
Temperature) - Needs GSIP-FD as input.

	Update#14: GOES-13 has been placed into storage mode while the
anomaly is investigated.  There is no new information or estimated
return to service at this time.

	GOES-14 direct readout services (SAR, DCS, etc) are operational;
payload activation is complete and recovery mode imaging commenced at
approximately 0800 UTC May 23, 2013. Until recovery mode is complete,
the imagery should not be considered within normal tolerance for
navigation. Transition to the normal routine schedule should take
place at approximately 1600 UTC on May 23, 2013. RSO scheduling will
become available at 1200 UTC on May 24, 2013. The ingest and
distribution channels of GOES-East data have not been changed, so the
satepsdist ADDE servers are automatically receiving GOES-14 data.
Regarding GOES-East GVAR, users will need to repoint their antennas
to GOES-14 at 105 degrees West in order to receive the GOES-14 GVAR
broadcast data stream. GOES-14 GVAR will not be transmitted through
GOES-13 channels while GOES-13 recovery efforts continue. Since the
recovery schedule is presently unknown, users should consider their
near-term needs against the efforts required to repoint to GOES-14.

	GOES-15 (West) remains in full disk mode and will continue in
that schedule until further notice.

	Update#13: GOES-13 has been placed into storage mode while the
anomaly is investigated.  There is no new information or estimated
return to service at this time. GOES-14: Comm services (SAR, DCS,
etc) are operational; payload activation is complete and recovery
mode imaging commenced at approximately 0800 UTC May 23, 2013.  Until
recovery mode is complete, the imagery should not be considered
within normal tolerance for navigation.  Transition to the normal
routine schedule (or RSO if requested) should take place at
approximately 1600 UTC on May 23, 2013.  The ingest and distribution
channels of GOES-East data have not been changed, so the satepsdist
ADDE servers are automatically receiving GOES-14 data.  Regarding
GOES-East GVAR, users will need to repoint their antennas to GOES-14
at 105 degrees West in order to receive the GOES-14 GVAR broadcast
data stream.  GOES-14 GVAR will not be transmitted through GOES-13
channels while GOES-13 recovery efforts continue.  Since the recovery
schedule is presently unknown, users should consider their near-term
needs against the efforts required to repoint to GOES-14. GOES-15
(West) remains in full disk mode and will continue in that schedule
until further notice.

	Update#12: GOES-13 has been placed into storage mode while the
anomaly is investigated.  There is no new information or estimated
return to service at this time.

	GOES-14: Comm services (SAR, DCS, etc) are operational; payload
activation is in the process with imaging now estimated to begin at
approximately 0800 UTC May 23, 2013.

	GOES-15 (West) remains in full disk mode and will continue in
that schedule until further notice.

	Update#11: GOES-13 has been placed into storage mode while the
anomaly is investigated.  There is no new information or estimated
return to service at this time.

	GOES-14 imaging should be available starting at approximately
0600 UTC on May 23, 2013.

	GOES-15 (West) remains in full disk mode and will continue in
that schedule until further notice.

	Update#10: GOES-13 has been placed into storage mode while the
anomaly is investigated.  There is no new information or estimated
return to service at this time.

	GOES-14 imaging should be available starting at approximately
0600 UTC on May 23, 2013.

	GOES-15 (West) remains in full disk mode and will continue in
that schedule until further notice.

	Update#9: GOES-13 has been placed into storage mode while the
anomaly is investigated.  There is no new information or estimated
return to service at this time.

	GOES-14 imaging should be available starting at approximately
0600 UTC on May 23, 2013.

	GOES-15 (West) remains in full disk mode and will continue in
that schedule until further notice.

	Update#8: GOES-13 has been placed into storage mode while the
anomaly is investigated.  There is no new information or estimated
return to service at this time.

	GOES-14 imaging should be available starting at approximately
0600 UTC on May 23, 2013.  The imager will start up in a recovery
mode, which has reduced sectors so that additional star calibrations
can be taken.  Until this is complete, the imagery should not be
considered within normal tolerance for navigation.  Transition to the
normal routine schedule (or RSO if requested) should take place at
approximately 1400 UTC on May 23rd from its current location at 105
degrees West.  The ingest and distribution channels of GOES-East data
have not been changed, so the satepsdist ADDE servers will
automatically receive GOES-14 data.  Regarding GOES-East GVAR, users
will need to repoint their antennas to GOES-14 at 105 degrees West in
order to receive the GOES-14 GVAR broadcast data stream.  GOES-14
GVAR will not be transmitted through GOES-13 channels while GOES-13
recovery efforts continue.  Since the recovery schedule is presently
unknown, users should consider their near-term needs against the
efforts required to repoint to GOES-14.

	GOES-15 (West) remains in full disk mode and will continue in
that schedule until further notice.

	The following derived products are currently impacted by the
absence of GOES-East data due to the GOES-13 anomaly.  The degree of
the impact varies from product to product: - AWIPS products: Image
Products, Sounder DPI, Satellite Cloud Product - ABBA (GOES Fire
Points) - ADT (Advanced Dvorak Technique) - ASDTA SMOKE (Automated
Smoke Detection and Tracking Algorithm) - CLASS (NOAA's Comprehensive
Large Array-data Stewardship System) delivery of GOES-13 Data - CSBT
(Clear Sky Brightness Temperatures) - GASP (GOES Aerosol and Smoke
Product) - GBBEP (GOES Biomass Burning Emissions Product) - GEO-SST -
Global Hydroestimator - GOES Histograms from PolarProd - GSIP-FD
(GOES Surface Insolation Product-Full Disk) - High Density Winds -
High Density Winds for Sounder WV - HMS (Hazards Mapping System) Fire
& Smoke Analysis - Hydroestimator - Imager ASOS - MTCSWA (GOES
Multi-Platform Tropical Cyclone Surface Winds Analysis) -
Remapper/McIDAS Imagery - SFOV BUFR Conversions (Single Field of
View) - SFOV Cloud Tops (Single Field of View) - SFOV DPI - SFOV
Retrievals (Single Field of View) - SFOV Skew-T - TCFP (Tropical
Cyclone Formation Probability) - Volcano PCI, CIRRA, and ELLROD - Web
imagery

	The following interpretive products from the Satellite Analysis
Branch (SAB) are also degraded because of the limitation to GOES-15
full disk imagery:  Fires and Smoke, Heavy Precipitation, Volcanic
Ash

	Users are encouraged to exploit GOES-12 data as well as polar
satellite data during this anomaly period.  More details are
available on the CIMSS blog: 
http://cimss.ssec.wisc.edu/goes/blog/archives/13031

	Update#7:  GOES-13 has been placed into storage mode while the
anomaly is investigated.  There is no new information at this time.

	GOES-14 imaging should be available starting at about 0600Z
tomorrow, May 23rd.  The imager will start up in a recovery mode,
which has reduced sectors so that additional star calibrations can be
taken. Until this is complete, the imagery should not be considered
within normal tolerance.

	Transition to the normal schedule should take place about 1400Z
tomorrow, May 23rd.

	Update#6:  GOES-13 has been placed into storage mode while the
anomaly is investigated.  There is no new information at this time.

	GOES-14 imaging should be available starting at about 0600Z
tomorrow, May 23rd.  The imager will start up in a recovery mode,
which has reduced sectors so that additional star calibrations can be
taken. Until this is complete, the imagery should not be considered
within normal tolerance.

	Transition to the normal schedule should take place about 1400Z
tomorrow, May 23rd.

	Update#5: Recovery efforts for GOES-13 continue and the
spacecraft health and safety are nominal.  GOES-14 is being activated
and the first images will be available @ 0500 UTC on Thurs. May 23rd,
2013.

	Update#4: Recovery efforts for GOES-13 continue and the
spacecraft health and safety are nominal.  GOES-14 is being activated
and the first images will be available @ 0500 UTC on Thurs. May 23rd,
2013.

	Update#3: Initial GOES-13 recovery procedure was unsuccessful.
Return to service time line being reevaluated.

	Update#2: GOES-13 anomaly status has not changed, the Engineer
Team is commanding the satellite after consulting the support team. 
Commanding will take approx. 5 hours and if successful should return
to service shortly after that.

	Update#1: GOES-13 anomaly continues, the Engineers are on site.
Barring further anomalies the expected return to services is approx.
14 hours from this update.

	Topic: GOES-13  (GOES-East)  Data outage Date/Time Issued:  June
10, 2013   1848 UTC

	Product(s) or Data Impacted: GOES-13 (GOES-East)  Imager Data and
Products Date/Time of Initial Impact:  May 22, 2013  0340 UTC
Date/Time of Expected End:  June 10, 2013  1545 UTC Length of Outage:
 TBD

	Details/Specifics of Change:  Due to an anomaly which occurred
approx. 0340z on G-13, East imaging stopped.  GOES-15 will enter a
full disk scheduled at 0429z. Engineering is en-route to access the
situation and GOES-15 will run in full disk mode until further
notice.

	Contact Information for Further Information: ESPC Operations at
ESPCOperations@noaa.gov  or 301-817-3880

	Web Site(s) for applicable information: More links for GOES-14
INR start up schedules: http://www.ssd.noaa.gov/PS/SATS/messages.html
for this and other satellite related messages.
http://www.ospo.noaa.gov/Operations/GOES/schedules.html for full GOES
scanning schedules and scan sectors, including GOES-14 INR start up
schedules
http://www.ospo.noaa.gov/Operations/GOES/14/inr_routine_strategy.html
http://www.ospo.noaa.gov/Operations/GOES/14/inr_imager-routine.html
http://www.ospo.noaa.gov/Operations/GOES/14/inr_routine_sndr_strategy
.html
http://www.ospo.noaa.gov/Operations/GOES/14/inr_SE_sndr_strategy.html
http://www.ospo.noaa.gov/Operations/GOES/14/inr_sounder-routine.html

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