Rapid Scanning Service Schedule

The Meteosat Rapid Scanning Service (RSS) is periodically interrupted for short periods of time.

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.

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.

On 27 March 2018 Meteosat-9 stopped RSS, after Meteosat-10 became prime RSS spacecraft. Meteosat-9 now provides gap filling for Meteosat-10.

**RSS monthly Meteosat-10 mission interruptions
Start date End date Duration
08 Jan 2019 10 Jan 2019 48 hrs (Met-9 will provide gap filling)
05 Feb 2019 07 Feb 2019 48 hrs (Met-9 will provide gap filling)
05 March 2019 07 March 2019 48 hrs (Met-9 will provide gap filling)
02 April 2019 04 April 2019 48 hrs (Met-9 will provide gap filling)
30 April 2019 02 May 2019 48 hrs (Met-9 will provide gap filling)
27 May 2019 29 May 2019 48 hrs (Met-9 will provide gap filling)
25 June 2019 27 June 2019 48 hrs (Met-9 will provide gap filling)
23 July 2019 25 July 2019 48 hrs (Met-9 will provide gap filling)
20 Aug 2019 22 Aug 2019 48 hrs (Met-9 will provide gap filling)

Notes:

*During Met-10 FES mode, Met-10 image data and meteorological products are not disseminated. Met-9 RSS image data rectified to 9.5°E is disseminated in lieu (but Met-9 RSS meteorological products are not disseminated). Met-10 FES always starts and ends at 9:00 UTC.
**These dates are tentative. Exact dates will be confirmed in the UNS.
Unscheduled outages can occur at any time. Notifications of these are provided via the User Notification Service (UNS)

 
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