OIG reccomends changes to NOAA GOES launch schedule/storage

NOAA Should Reassess Geostationary Satellite Launch Plans The Commerce Department Inspector General warned last week that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration may be increasing risk in the development of its environmental satellites. OIG auditors did not ask for a delay of GOES-T’s launch, they did ask NOAA to conduct an analysis of alternatives regarding whether to […]

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Hunga Tonga Eruption

Hunga Tonga Hunga Haʻapai Eruption On 20 December 2021 Hunga Tonga Hunga Haʻapai erupted after being relatively inactive since 2014, causing a large plume that was visible from Nukuʻalofa. The Volcanic Ash Advisory Centre Wellington NZ issued an advisory to airlines. Explosions could be heard up to 170 kilometers (110 mi) away. The initial eruption continued until 2 am on […]

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Post Processing of received imagery.

So, for a little over two years now, I have been receiving, directly, GOES 16,17, and Himawari 8, along with various APT satellites like Meteor M2 and NOAA 15,18, and 19. I have stored about 3.8 Terrabytes of data from these sats, and, if you’ve been following along on my website, I a constantly trying […]

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GOES T Launch bumped to March 1, 2022

Countdown to Launch: March 1st, 2022 NOAA’s GOES-T is set for liftoff on an Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The two-hour launch window opens at 4:38 p.m. EST. NOAA and NASA are now targeting March 1, 2022, as the new launch date for NOAA’s Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite T […]

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GOES-T in Florida and ULA Rocket arrive.

After a truck and Super Galaxy plane ride from Colorado to Florida on November 9th, the GOES T Shipping container was opened for inspection at the Astrotech Space Operations in Titusville, Florida. The newest weather satellite was removed and orientated vertically and set up on the stand for more tests, inspections, and later fueling and […]

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GOES-T’s launch has been delayed to March 1, 2022.

Updated 11-18-2021 NOAA and NASA are now targeting March 1, 2022, as the new launch date for NOAA’s Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite T (GOES-T) mission. The launch was recently scheduled for February 16, 2022. However, shifts in launch dates for missions scheduled ahead of GOES-T prompted NASA, NOAA, and United Launch Alliance (ULA) to coordinate […]

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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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Landing Perseverance on Mars

Perseverance on Mars So, yes, my name and my wife’s name are on this rover. And yes, I spent 3 and 1/2 hours watching the NASA feed of mission control as this Mission did the the incredible, not the impossible, but the possible! Makes me so proud to be an American, and for the AMAZING […]

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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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Time Travel

Ok, Here’s the question – Is time travel possible? Here’s my thoughts: Yes. I am sitting here writing this little piece of nonsense, the ramblings coming out of my brain. I am writing this today in 2020. Yet you, the reader are reading this in the future! Okay, okay. So maybe it’s not time travel, […]

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