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Products: Science Product Validation Schedules

This page houses the latest GOES-16, GOES-17, and GOES-18 science product validation status and schedules. The information will be updated monthly.

This information is current as of November 22, 2022.

All dates are subject to change

GOES-16

GOES-T Post-Launch Science Product Validation Schedule table

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GOES-16 L2B Science Product Validation Status table

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Changes since the GOES-16 September 16, 2022 version:

  • None

Upcoming Provisional PS-PVRs:

  • 12/09/2022 -- ABI L2+ Fractional Snow Cover
  • 03/07/2023 -- ABI L2+ Cloud Cover Layers
  • 03/07/2023 -- ABI L2+ Ice Motion

Upcoming Full PS-PVRs:

  • 2023 -- Start of ABI L2+ reviews

GOES-17

GOES-17 L1b Science Product Validation status image

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GOES-17 L2B Science Product Validation Status image

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Changes since the GOES-17 January 28, 2022 version:

  • ALL PRODUCT REVIEWS DEFERRED SINCE SPACECRAFT TO ENTER STORAGE MODE

GOES-18

GOES-T launched on March 1, 2022. After reaching geostationary orbit the satellite was renamed GOES-18. GOES-18 is scheduled to replace GOES-17 as NOAA’s operational GOES-West satellite in January 2023. Below are the current plans for GOES-18 data availability and product validation as of November 22, 2022.

GOES-T Post-Launch Science Product Validation Schedule table image

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GOES-18 L1B Science Product Validation Status image

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GOES-18 L2B Science Product Validation Status imabe

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Changes since the GOES-18 November 1, 2022 version:

  • ABI L2+ Group 1 Provisional was held on 9/28/22; Cloud Mask was declared Provisional. All other products validation declarations are pending the root cause discovery of Cloud Phase ADR 1273. Two reconvenes have been held since, on 10/28/22 and 11/08/22, but no root cause had yet been identified. The next is scheduled for 12/01/22.
  • ABI L2+ Group 3 products were declared Provisional on 11/09/22 (LST, LSA/BRF, SRB, AOD, ADP, RR/QPE)
  • SEISS EHIS was declared Provisional on 11/15/22
  • EXIS was declared Provisional on 11/17/22
  • ABI L2+ Group 4 products were declared Provisional on 11/21/22 (COMP, SST)
  • SUVI was declared Provisional on 11/22/22

Upcoming Provisional PS-PVRs

  • 11/29/2022 -- SEISS MPS-Lo
  • 12/01/2022 -- ABI L2+ Group 1 reconvene #3: Cloud Phase, Cloud Top Props, DMW
  • 12/09/2022 -- ABI L2+ Fractional Snow Cover
  • 12/29/2022 -- ABI L2+ Ice Age/Thickness, Ice Conc/Extent
  • 03/07/2023 -- ABI L2+ Cloud Cover Layers
  • 03/07/2023 -- ABI L2+ Ice Motion


All dates are subject to change.