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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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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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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