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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

06 May 2022

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
24 May 2022 26 May 2022 48 hrs
21 June 2022 23 June 2022 48 hrs
19 July 2022 21 July 2022 48 hrs
16 Aug 2022 18 Aug 2022 48 hrs
13 Sep 2022 15 Sep 2022 48 hrs
11 Oct 2022 13 Oct 2022 48 hrs
8 Nov 2022 10 Nov 2022 48 hrs
6 Dec 2022 8 Dec 2022 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.