Due to MTSAT-1R's imager maintenance, JMA will suspend observation by MTSAT-1R from 03:20 UTC on 17 February to 07:20 UTC on 18 February 2009.
During the above period, MTSAT-2 will take over the observation function from MTSAT-1R.
HRIT imagery data to be obtained by MTSAT-2 at 145E will be disseminated by MTSAT-1R (at 140E).
LRIT imagery data to be obtained by MTSAT-2 will be disseminated by MTSAT-1R after converting to equivalents to those obtained from 140E during the period.
The maintenance period may slightly change. For further details, please refer to MANAMs and MTSAT operational bulletins at the following websites.