Goestools for Windows

Goestools for Windows What’s in a name? -Wingoes perhaps? Great news for those who may be hesitant to take the plunge into LINUX or using a Raspberry PI or equivalent SBC, Jamie Vital, who has written some very cool software for satellite imagery display, has ported the goestools software written by Pieter Nordhuis to run […]

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Meteor M No. 2-3

UPDATE 06-24-2023 METEOR M-2-3 (Роскосмос Метеоре-М № 2-3) Launch Successful Receiving Meteor M2-3 I have posted my receiving information for Meteor М № 2-3 Here https://usradioguy.com/meteor-m2-3/ The Soyuz-2.1b rocket has been fully integrated with its payload and will launch 43 spacecraft into orbit: the main satellite is the Meteor-M No. 2-3 meteorological satellite and the […]

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SUVI imagery from GOES-16

Monitoring Space Weather

The Importance of Monitoring Space Weather The sun is a dynamic and active star, and its activity can significantly impact Earth. The sun’s atmosphere is made up of hot, ionized plasma, and the sun’s magnetic field is constantly changing. These changes can lead to the formation of solar storms, which are large eruptions of plasma […]

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Geo Magnetic Storm 04.23.2023

On April 21, 2023, a coronal mass ejection (CME) occurred on the sun, resulting in the emission of a high-speed burst of plasma that traveled towards Earth at a velocity of approximately two million miles per hour. This event triggered a severe geomagnetic storm that attained level 4 out of 5 on NOAA’s space weather […]

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NOAA Requests proposals to limit 5G (6G) interference.

April 14th, 2023 The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has issued a call for proposals for research and development of microwave weather sensors, ground systems, and technology to reduce interference caused by 5G networks. This announcement was made in three Broad Agency Announcements on April 13, 2023, which revealed some of the priorities of […]

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The Kessler Syndrome

Updated April 14th, 2023 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 […]

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Satellite imagery reprojection method

One of the fun parts of receiving satellite imagery is what you can do with the post-processing of the images. Map projections are mathematical models that allow us to represent a three-dimensional surface of the Earth on a two-dimensional map. There are many types of map projections, and each has its own set of advantages […]

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The Seasons

The Seasons

The four seasons, namely spring, summer, fall, and winter, are part of the natural cycle of the Earth’s orbit around the sun. Each season is defined by a unique combination of astronomical and climatic factors, which affect weather patterns, animal behavior, plant growth, and human activities. The GOES-R Series satellites, operated by the National Oceanic […]

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SARSAT: The Technology Behind Saving Lives

COSPAS/SARSAT: The Technology Behind Saving Lives COSPAS/SARSAT is a technology that has been instrumental in saving countless lives over the years. It is a system that utilizes satellites and ground-based receivers to detect and locate emergency distress beacons, providing critical assistance to search and rescue operations around the world. COSPAS-SARSAT is an international satellite-based search […]

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The altered life of GOES-3

GOES-3 weather satellite did not go gently into that goodnight…. For over 20 years, the South Pole relied on the GOES-3 weather satellite for communication links with the outside world. However, this satellite was decommissioned in 2016 after 38 years in operation. GOES-3 was launched in 1978 aboard a Delta 2914 carrier rocket, the satellite […]

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