The current GOES-15 data in LRIT format will stop being distributed on EUMETCast on 1 January 2019 and new GOES-15 data in netCDF format will be available from 17 December 2018.
Thursday, 06 December 2018
The current GOES-15 LRIT data service on EUMETCast Europe and EUMETCast Africa will end on 1 January 2019 at 07:00 UTC.
The new GOES-17 satellite is currently planned to be declared the operational NOAA’s GOES-West satellite in January 2019. An exact date has not been communicated by NOAA yet. As NOAA plans to operate GOES-15 (at 128° W) and GOES-17 (at 137.2° W) in tandem until May 2019, EUMETSAT will start distributing new GOES-15 data in netCDF from 17 December 2018 to facilitate user transition.
The data will be distributed on EUMETCast Europe High Volume Service Transponder 1 (HVS-1):
Multicast address: 188.8.131.52
The data will be half-hourly Northern Hemisphere and Southern Hemisphere data from all GOES-15 channels, with a geolocation file for every slot. Three-hourly Full Disk data will be part of this data stream. The data will be calibrated data with reflectance for channel 1 (values 0-100) and radiance for the other channels.
Users subscribed to the current GOES-15 data will be given automatic access to the new half-hourly GOES-15 netCDF data from 17 December 2018.
In the meantime, sample files of the new data are available on our FTP server:
Note: the sample data are rectified to 135° W, but the live data will be rectified to 128° W.
For more information, contact our User Service Helpdesk.