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RSS schedule


Temporary outages in the Meteosat rapid scanning service

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The Meteosat rapid scanning service (RSS) is periodically interrupted for short periods of time.

Last Updated

03 January 2023

Published on

12 May 2020

These temporary outages in the service are used to exercise the Meteosat SEVIRI instrument mechanics in Full Earth Scan (FES) mode, which is required to keep the mechanism in good repair. During FES mode, image data and meteorological products are not disseminated to users. These temporary outage periods always start and end at 09:00 UTC.

The baseline operational period for the RSS is 26 days of continuous rapid scanning, followed by two days of full earth disc scanning, over 11 months per year.

RSS monthly Meteosat-10 mission interruptions

Start date End date Duration
21 Nov 2022 19 Dec 2022 One month
17 Jan 2023 20 Jan 2023 72 hrs
14 Feb 2023 16 Feb 2023 48 hrs


Further RSS monthly interruptions are being planned and will be added to the table in due course.

These dates are tentative. Exact dates will be confirmed in the User Notification Service (UNS).
Unscheduled outages can occur at any time. Notifications of these are provided via the UNS.