Temporary outages in the Meteosat rapid scanning service
The Meteosat rapid scanning service (RSS) is periodically interrupted for short periods of time.
04 September 2023
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-11 mission interruptions
|Start date||End date||Duration|
|12 Sep 2023||14 Sep 2023||48 hours, no gap filling|
|10 Oct 2023||12 Oct 2023||48 hours, no gap filling|
|7 Nov 2023||9 Nov 2023||48 hours, no gap filling|
|5 Dec 2023||7 Dec 2023||48 hours, no gap filling|
|2 Jan 2024||4 Jan 2024||48 hours, no gap filling|
Further RSS monthly interruptions are being planned and will be added to the table in due course.