GOES 15 reactivated

GOES 15 reactivated for testing and backup coverage for GOES 17 during Hurricane and Cyclone season. GOES 15 was launched atop a Delta IV-M+(4,2) rocket flying from Space Launch Complex 37B at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. The launch occurred at 23:57 GMT on 4 March 2010, forty minutes into a sixty-minute launch window. […]

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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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CIMSS Presentation Results

Well, I gave my PowerPoint Presentation on DIY NOAA APT & GOES-R Satellite Reception using Software Defined Radio. This was done via WebEx and I think there were about 30 + people in virtual attendance. I have to admit it’s been a while since I talked publicly. And I was a bit nervous, but I […]

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