GOES-16 is no longer transmitting ABI data

November 30th, 2017 |

16-panel image of all GOES-16 ABI Bands, 1332 UTC on 30 November 2017 (Click to enlarge)

In preparation for its move from 89.5º W Longitude to the operational GOES-East position at 75.2º W Longitude, GOES-16 Instruments — the ABI, the GLM, and others — have been placed in ‘safe mode.’  In that mode, the instruments do not scan or transmit data.  This occurred shortly after the 1330 UTC Full Disk image, and the 1332 CONUS Image, shown above.  GOES-16 instrumentation will start scanning and transmitting again, sometime between 14 and 20 December.  In contrast to earlier GOES Satellites, GOES-R series satellites will not transmit data when they are shifting longitude.

Other examples of the final preliminary, non-operational GOES-16 ABI images are shown below: (1) Visible (0.64 µm) imagery centered over snow-covered Mount Washington, New Hampshire, (2) Full Disk Water Vapor (6.9 µm) imagery and (3) a closer view of Water Vapor (7.3 µm, 6.9 µm and 6.2 µm) images showing mountain waves over Wyoming and Colorado.

GOES-16 Visible (0.64 µm) images, centered on Mount Washington, New Hampshire (Click to animate)

GOES-16 Visible (0.64 µm) images, centered on Mount Washington, New Hampshire [click to animate]

GOES-16 Water Vapor (6.9 µm) images (Click to animate)

GOES-16 Water Vapor (6.9 µm) images [click to animate]

GOES-16 Lower-level (7.3 µm), Mid-level (6.9 µm) and Upper-level (6.2 µm) Water Vapor images [click to play animation]

GOES-16 Lower-level (7.3 µm), Mid-level (6.9 µm) and Upper-level (6.2 µm) Water Vapor images [click to animate]

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