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*SUBJECT: ADMINISTRATIVE: EUMETSAT WEEKLY OPERATIONS SCHEDULE ISSUED: APRIL 30,
 2015  1607 UTC
*TOPIC: *EUMETSAT WEEKLY OPERATIONS SCHEDULE

*DATE/TIME ISSUED**:*  APRIL 30, 2015  1607 UTC*
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*PRODUCT(S) OR DATA IMPACTED:*SEE LIST BELOW.

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*DATE/TIME OF INITIAL IMPACT:* APRIL  30, 2015  15:01:25 UTC (FROM
THEEUMETSAT WEEKLY OPERATIONS SCHEDULE MESSAGE)

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*DATE/TIME OF EXPECTED END:***SEE TABLE IN DETAIL FOR ON AND OFF SWITCH
TIME******

*LENGTH OF OUTAGE:*N/A*
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*DETAILS/SPECIFICS OF CHANGE:*

WEEKLY OPERATIONS SCHEDULE

ISSUED ON 30/04/15 AT 15:01:25

SEQ NR: 1

PLANNED ACTIVITIES FOR WEEK 19/2015:

GENERIC SERVICE INFORMATION
METEOSAT STRAYLIGHT.
METEOSAT STRAYLIGHT PREDICTIONS FOR WINTER/SPRING 2015 ARE AVAILABLE ON EUMETSAT WEBSITE:
HTTP://WWW.EUMETSAT.INT/WEBSITE/HOME/DATA/SERVICESTATUS/INDEX.HTML
(SEE SECTION METEOSAT > STRAYLIGHT PREDICTIONS (XML))

EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY
NEW TRAINING MATERIAL AVAILABLE ON EUMETCAST TRAINING CHANNEL (`TRN-AFRICA`, PID 301, MULTICAST ADDRESS 224.223.222.39):
ASMET 7 MODULES ON AVIATION FORECASTING IN AFRICA (FRENCH VERSION).
FOR MORE INFO, SEE:HTTPS://WWW.METED.UCAR.EDU/COMMUNITIES/ASMET/INDEX.HTM.
THE DISTRIBUTION OF THE MODULES IS DONE IN SUB-SETS.


METEOSAT 0 DEG SERVICE
GEOSTATIONARY NOWCASTING CLOUD PRODUCTS AVAILABLE ON EUMETCAST EUROPE AND EUMETCAST AFRICA: CLOUD MASK, CLOUD TYPE AND CLOUD TOP TEMPERATURE AND HEIGHT.
FOR FULL DETAILS, SEE:WWW.EUMETSAT.INT/WEBSITE/HOME/NEWS/DAT_2626322.HTML


METEOSAT RSS
05 MAY 2015  09:00 UTC - 07 MAY 2015  09:00 UTC
MONTHLY RSS INTERRUPTION
METEOSAT-9 RAPID SCANNING SERVICE (RSS) WILL BE SUSPENDED FOR SCHEDULED FULL EARTH SCANNING AND GROUND SEGMENT MAINTENANCE.
METEOSAT-8 RSS IMAGE DATA, RECTIFIED TO 9.5 DEG E, REPLACES THE METEOSAT-9 SERVICE. THE RSS METEOROLOGICAL PRODUCT SERVICE IS NOT AVAILABLE DURING THIS TIMEFRAME.
AN OUTAGE OF UP TO 15 MINUTES CAN BE EXPECTED WHEN SWITCHING TO AND FROM METEOSAT-8.


METOP, S-NPP AND NOAA GLOBAL DATA SERVICE
METOP-A AND METOP-B - ASCAT CALIBRATIONS TO SUPPORT TRANSPONDER MAINTENANCE
OUTAGES OF THE ASCAT GDS LEVEL 1 SOIL MOISTURE AND GLOBAL AND REGIONAL WINDS PRODUCTS CAN BE EXPECTED, DURING SATELLITE PASSES OVER TURKEY, DURING THESE PERIODS:
FOR METOP-A: 04 MAY - 15 MAY 2015
FOR METOP-B: 04 MAY - 15 MAY 2015

05 MAY 2015 - 07 MAY 2015
ESSENTIAL GROUND SEGMENT MAINTENANCE
DURING THIS MAINTENANCE PERIOD THERE IS A RISK OF SHORT INTERRUPTION OR DELAY OF ALL METOP-B PRODUCTS.

05 MAY 2014 12:00 - 22:00 UTC
S-NPP - ENVIRONMENTAL SATELLITE PROCESSING CENTRE (ESPC) ANNUAL CONTINGENCY EXERCISE.
ESPC WILL FAILOVER TO THE CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE PROTECTION (CIP) SITE. DURING THIS TIME, ATMS AND CRIS DATA FROM S-NPP MAY NOT BE AVAILABLE VIA EUMETCAST AND THE GTS. DATA WILL BE AVAILABLE FROM THE NOAA CLASS ARCHIVE (WWW.CLASS.NOAA.GOV/).

05 MAY 2015 08:17 - 08:29 UTC
METOP-B - MHS MACHINE ERROR COUNTER RESET A SHORT OUTAGE OF ALL MHS PRODUCTS CAN BE EXPECTED.

08 MAY 2015  15:13 UTC
METOP-B - ASCAT GAIN COMPRESSION
A SHORT OUTAGE OF ALL ASCAT PRODUCTS CAN BE EXPECTED.


METOP AHRPT DIRECT READOUT
05 MAY 2015 08:41 - 08:47 UTC (METOP-A)
05 MAY 2015 09:36 - 09:42 UTC (METOP-B)
SEM MPED IN FLIGHT CALIBRATION
A SHORT OUTAGE OF ALL SEM PRODUCTS CAN BE EXPECTED AT THESE TIMES.


REGIONAL DATA SERVICE
06 MAY 2015 12:00 UTC (ORIGINALLY SCHEDULED FOR 22 APRIL 2015).
METOP-B DATA FROM THE CANADIAN GANDER HRPT STATION WILL BE ADDED TO THE EARS-ATOVS, - AVHRR, -ASCAT, -IASI AND -NWC SERVICES.
METOP-A DATA FROM THE CANADIAN GANDER HRPT STATION WILL BE ADDED TO THE EARS-ATOVS, - AVHRR, -ASCAT AND -IASI SERVICES.
METOP-B DATA FROM THE CANADIAN EDMONTON HRPT STATION WILL BE ADDED TO THE EARS-ATOVS AND -IASI SERVICES.


DATA CENTRE
FOLLOWING THE MAINTENANCE OF THE DATA CENTRE SERVERS FROM 28 - 30 APRIL DURING WHICH NO ORDER COULD BE PROCESSED, USERS MIGHT EXPERIENCE LONGER DELIVERY TIME FOR THEIR COMING ORDERS DUE TO THE BACKLOG OF ORDERS.  WE KINDLY ASK USERS TO TAKE THIS INTO CONSIDERATION BEFORE CONTACTING THE USER SERVICE HELPDESK.


THIRD-PARTY DATA AND PRODUCTS
EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY
GMI L1C BRIGHTNESS TEMPERATURES AND L2 PRECIPITATION PRODUCTS FROM THE GPM-CORE SATELLITE AVAILABLE ON EUMETCAST EUROPE.
FOR FULL DETAILS, SEE:WWW.EUMETSAT.INT/WEBSITE/HOME/NEWS/DAT_2626513.HTML


FUTURE EVENTS
METEOSAT 0 DEG SERVICE
27 MAY 2015
THE FTP DELIVERY SERVICE OF THE ACTIVE FIRE MONITORING PRODUCT WILL BE TERMINATED. THE PRODUCT IS AVAILABLE ON EUMETCAST EUROPE AND AFRICA (ON EUMETSAT DATA CHANNEL 3), IN GRIB AND CAP FORMATS. USERS WISHING TO RECEIVE THIS PRODUCT SHOULD REGISTER FOR `0 DEGREE METEOSAT METEOROLOGICAL PRODUCTS` VIA OUR EARTH OBSERVATION PORTAL (HTTPS://EOPORTAL.EUMETSAT.INT).


METOP, S-NPP AND NOAA GLOBAL DATA SERVICE
11 MAY 2015 - 13 MAY 2015
ESSENTIAL GROUND SEGMENT MAINTENANCE
DURING THIS MAINTENANCE PERIOD THERE IS A RISK OF SHORT INTERRUPTION OR DELAY OF ALL METOP-A PRODUCTS.




INFORMATION:
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT THE EUMETSAT USER SERVICES HELPDESK
TEL: +49 6151 807 366
FAX: +49 6151 807 379
EMAIL:OPS@EUMETSAT.INT
WWW.EUMETSAT.INT





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