NOAA-15 AVHRR Issues

Updated 10/22/2022 NOAA-15 AVHRR degraded image data. NOAA AVHRR HAS RECOVERED…However, there are still some gaps in scanning and engineers are working to sort it ou Starting on October 18th, 2022, NOAA-15 suffered an issue with its AVHRR Scan Motor. This is not the first time it has happened to NOAA-15. In fact, it has […]

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False Color Imagery

GOES, Himawari, Meteosat, FENGYUN, Elecktro and other Satellites don’t “see” in color, they all basically “see” in various greyscale IR bands, There are two visible bands, blue and red. These two wavelengths are named relative to their location on the visible portion of the electromagnetic spectrum. While these visible images would appear in blue and […]

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Software and Coding for Post Processing of Imagery

Receiving satellite imagery all by itself is interesting science and, for many of us a great hobby. Setting up your satellite receiving station, whether for GOES-R series satellites, or Himawari, FY2 or FY4, GEO-KOMPSAT-2A, Elektro-L series and others, getting the images is, in my opinion, just the start! Like NOAA, EUMETSAT, ROSCOSMOS, KMA, and other […]

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Going Green, and to Extremes!

Going Green, and to Extremes! Sometimes, you just have to share, and this really deserves to be seen! This is Manuel Lausmann’s (DO3MLA) very impressive remote, solar AND wind-powered satellite ground receiving station. Located in North Norway Sør-Helgeland ( JP65EQ) in the Manuel has built a self-powered APT/LRPT and weather station powered by a 24 […]

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GOES-18 HRIT- First Light Imagery

GOES-18 HRIT- First Light Imagery As planned, GOES-18 completed its slow drift after its first phase of post-launch testing (PLT). Arriving at 136.8° West, GOES-18 is in position for its second round of PLT’s. GOES-18, which launched on March 1, 2022, was initially delivered to 89.5 degrees west over the Central U.S. and began post-launch […]

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GOES-18 First Light Imagery

Earth from Orbit: NOAA Debuts First Imagery from GOES-18 May 11, 2022 On May 11, 2022, NOAA shared the first images of the Western Hemisphere from its GOES-18 satellite. The satellite’s Advanced Baseline Imager (ABI) instrument recently captured stunning views of Earth. GOES-18, NOAA’s newest geostationary satellite, launched on March 1. The ABI views Earth with sixteen different […]

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AWS-1 , AWS- 3 and LIGADO interference and HRIT/GRB, HRPT

UPDATED 05-04-2022 Electromagnetic interference (EMI) refers to the disruption of a system’s operation due to an electromagnetic field created by the same or another electronic system. EMI is common and can affect any electronic system. The fifth generation of mobile technologies (5G) is no exception. 4G and 5G deployments can cause serious EMI issues too, […]

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GOES-U the 4th and Last of the GOES-R Series

For the first time, GOES-U will be launched aboard a SPACE X Falcon Heavy. The total cost for NASA to launch GOES-U is approximately $152.5 million. Launch scheduled for April 2024 from KSC 39A. Each of the GOES Satellites are designed for 5 years of orbital storage and 10+ years of operational use. GOES-U is […]

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GOES-T Launch Photos

Photographer Nicholas D’Allesandro graciously allowed me to share a few of his AMAZING launch photos. Also included are a few press photo’s from NASA, NOAA, and United Launch Alliance. Preview in new tab The Last view of GOES-T ~ SPACECRAFT SEPERATION!T+plus 3 hours, 32 minutes, 55 seconds.

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GOES-T Launch a success!

GOES-T, soon to be GOES-18, was successfully launched on March 1, 2022, at 4:38 p.m. EST from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida aboard an Atlas V 541 rocket. It was United Launch Alliance’s 149th mission, the 38th for Launch Services Program, and the 92nd launch of Atlas V. The Atlas […]

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