GOES-U Launch Preparations

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GOES-U Prepares for Launch: Nears Completion of Critical Milestones and Arrives at SpaceX Hanger- Ready for Roll Out Live view of Pad 39A After completing several key steps, the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite U (GOES-U) is on track for launch. The satellite, built for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), will liftoff aboard a […]

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What will the neighbors think?

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Authors note: This is a rewrite of the original blog post I wrote in 2020, and there have been a lot of changes since then. And I have had A LOT of conversations on forums, emails, and groups about satellite reception. I have given talks and presentations to Universities, NOAA, HAM Radio Clubs, Meteorological groups, […]

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USRadioguy render of Earth

Satellite Processing-Science vs Art:

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The Science and Art of post-processing satellite imagery. By Carl G. Reinemann, USRadioguy.com At the most recent NOAA user group meeting, after I had finished my presentation, I had a couple of questions regarding my last slide, which was a full disk image of planet Earth, derived from the GOES-16 satellite and then, using bands […]

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Simon’s World Map

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UPDATE: 03-24-2024 Simon has updated the map (Current: Version 1.4.0) ntroducing the ultimate world map for satellite enthusiasts: a powerful and user-friendly tool that goes way beyond just showing you the Earth! Have you ever wished your world map could do more? This software is a game-changer. It’s packed with features specifically designed for satellite […]

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GPS positioning on board GOES

Steady as she GOES

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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

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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

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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

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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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Post Processing of received imagery.

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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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