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NOAA 15,18,19 to transition to private On-orbit operations

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NOAA Awards Parsons Team $16 Million Contract For Polar Operational Environmental Satellites Operations October 19, 2022 CENTREVILLE, Va., Oct. 19, 2022 — The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has selected a team led by Parsons Corporation to provide engineering services, information technology functionality, and flight operations support to assume on-orbit operations for the Polar […]

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Groups that focus on Weather Sat Reception

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There are quite a bit of us hobbyists out there on the planet (See the map of hobbyists here!), that focus on and share techniques, images, software, guides etc. If you’re interested in learning about or sharing what you know, here’s a list to get you started with groups! Geo-Stationary Weather Satellite Group on Facebook […]

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False Color Imagery

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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

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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!

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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

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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

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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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GOESRECV-PS

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A collection of PowerShell scripts for doing cool things with Pieter’s goestools software. Wanted to share this work posted over on Github by JVital2013. A series of power shell scripts that work with goestools. The first and most useful to me right now is goesrecv-rtltcp.ps1 This script allows you to monitor the RF spectrum of […]

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

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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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NOAA’s GOES-T Reaches Geostationary Orbit, Now Designated GOES-18

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GOES-T Reaches Geostationary Orbit, Now Designated GOES-18 On March 14, 2022, GOES-T executed its final engine burn, placing the satellite in geostationary orbit 22,236 miles above Earth. Upon reaching this milestone, GOES-T was renamed GOES-18. GOES satellites are designated with a letter prior to launch and a number once they achieve geostationary orbit. NOAA’s GOES-T satellite launched on […]

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