GPS positioning on board GOES

Steady as she GOES

Keeping GOES-R steady: GOES-R satellites constantly adjust their mirrors to capture precise Earth images. To do this smoothly, they must know exactly how they’re tilted and moving in space. This information comes from two sensors: Combining these inputs, GOES-R can constantly adjust its mirrors to counteract any jitters and stay perfectly still. Accuracy under pressure: […]

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The Seasons

The Seasons

The four seasons, namely spring, summer, fall, and winter, are part of the natural cycle of the Earth’s orbit around the sun. Each season is defined by a unique combination of astronomical and climatic factors, which affect weather patterns, animal behavior, plant growth, and human activities. The GOES-R Series satellites, operated by the National Oceanic […]

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SARSAT: The Technology Behind Saving Lives

COSPAS/SARSAT: The Technology Behind Saving Lives COSPAS/SARSAT is a technology that has been instrumental in saving countless lives over the years. It is a system that utilizes satellites and ground-based receivers to detect and locate emergency distress beacons, providing critical assistance to search and rescue operations around the world. COSPAS-SARSAT is an international satellite-based search […]

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USRadioguy VLOG

USRadioguy VLOG

All right, people, buckle up ’cause I am about to enter the world of science and satellite reception vlogging, and let me tell ya, it’s out of this world. It’s like taking science and blasting it into the stratosphere with a giant space cannon. You’ve got these vloggers who are just killing it, explaining complex […]

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Simon’s World Map

UPDATE: 11/26/2022 Simon has updated the map (1.3.5) with a few new options that I asked for, one was a lighter track for the satellites so they would show on darker maps like my geo-ring maps (below). Zoom now makes use of the whole screen in Zoom mode even if the aspect ratio was not […]

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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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