DM03-18.01 GOES-13/14/15/16 Spring 2018 Solar RFI
Effective: 2018/03/01 1830Z UTC

NOXX10 KWBC 011830
Data Management Message 03-18.01

To: Emergency Managers Weather Information Network (EMWIN)
    Customers

From: GISC/RTH Washington Data Management 

Subject: GOES-13/14/15/16 Spring 2018 Solar RFI

NESDIS has provided the following information concerning the
potential for outages of the GOES data stream, including EMWIN.

The potential for solar radio frequency interference (RFI) with a
satellite downlink circuit will occur whenever the Sun passes into
the beam of the ground station receiving antenna.  The Wallops and
Fairbanks Command and Data Acquisition Stations (CDAs) and
Environmental Satellite Processing Center (ESPC) receiving antennas
may experience periods of Solar RFI as predicted below. Solar RFI
can cause loss of telemetry lock and command capability.

Solar RFI Predicted Times and Impacts for Spring 2018:

SPACECRAFT //
   DATE           TIME(UTC)  STATION   OP-IMPACT
-------------------------------------------------------------
GOES-13 //
   02 MAR-09 MAR  1556-1608  WALLOPS   T&C
   02 MAR-09 MAR  1555-1607  SUITLAND 
GOES-14 //
   01 MAR-08 MAR  1917-1929  WALLOPS   T&C,EMWIN,MDL
   01 MAR-08 MAR  1917-1929  SUITLAND  
GOES-15 //
   02 MAR-09 MAR  2132-2144  WALLOPS   SD,GVAR,T&C,EMWIN,LRIT,
   02 MAR-09 MAR  2132-2143  SUITLAND  WEFAX,DCS,DCPR,SAR,MDL
   23 FEB-02 MAR  2106-2117  FAIRBANKS       
GOES-16 //
   01 MAR-08 MAR  1706-1718  WALLOPS   RDL,GRB,T&C,HRIT/EMWIN,
   01 MAR-08 MAR  1707-1719  SUITLAND  DCPC,SAR
   01 MAR-08 MAR  1705-1716  FAIRMONT

Source:  http://www.ssd.noaa.gov/PS/SATS/MESS/MSG0591928.01.txt

Questions or comments may be directed to:
nws.emwin.support@noaa.gov

Data Management 
NCO Production Management Branch Silver Spring 
GISC/RTH Washington Sends 
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