GOES-T’s launch has been delayed to February 16th.

NESDIS recently announced GOES-T’s launch has been delayed to February 16th,2022. I have posted the entire NOAA – NESDIS PPT slide presentation regarding the upcoming February GOES-T launch, Post-Launch Testing (PLT), drift, a parallel period including possible GRB interleave, and the (projected) transition to GOES Operations below. This is a lot to ingest, below is […]

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Argh-who took a chunk out of my image?

Argh-who took a chunk out of my image? If you are seeing strange images around 05:00 -09:30 UTC Depending on orbital position and satellite, like the ones below, don’t immediately run to check all your settings and connections!! It can happen around satellite local midnight time, and the ABIwould see a direct head-on view of […]

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NOAA to replace GOES17 satellite with GOES T ahead of schedule

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced plans on June 25, 2021, to move its geostationary weather satellite, which is scheduled to launch in December, into an operational role “as soon as possible.”  This advances the previous GOES-T flyout and operational status schedule by a whopping 4 years. No word as of yet for GOES […]

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The Kessler Syndrome

On 11 January 2007, China conducted an anti-satellite missile test. A China weather satellite—the FY-1C polar-orbiting satellite of the Fengyun series, at an altitude of 865 kilometers (537 mi), with a mass of 750 kilograms (1,650 lb) —was destroyed by a kinetic kill vehicle traveling at a speed of 8 km/s (18,000 mph) in the opposite direction. A Head-On Engagement attack like this has the advantage, however, of […]

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Receiving GOES 16 at 5° Elevation in Madrid Spain

A radio group in Madrid Spain has been able to lock onto, and receive a signal capable and strong enough to generate imagery using goestools. I am sharing the article here as they used a creative way of obtaining the signal by using the offset dish, upside down!GREAT JOB GUYS! Full article here: https://radio.clubs.etsit.upm.es/blog/2020-12-20-goes/

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What will the neighbors think?

I’ll tell you what they’ll think. They think Doc Brown has moved to town! So they’ll be wondering what you’re doing up on the roof, again, messing around with that thing on the pole that looks like an egg beater or a large science fair version of DNA. They’ll see you out in the freezing […]

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Invited to present at SSEC CMISS

On Sept 14th I’ll be making a presentation to staff of the University of Wisconsin – Space Science and Engineering Center, Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies (WHEW long name). The topic will be of DIY NOAA APT and GOES R Satellite Reception using SDR. I have about 7-10 mins for the presentation. I’ll be […]

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