We have been a little remiss in reporting progress on the MMA Weather Station over the last few months, but we’ve had some early prototypes out in the elements for testing and we learned some important lessons on durability and reliability. Here’s an update on what we’ve been up to: Outer Shell and Structure Aside […]
RANET / IEPAS systems, such as the Chatty Beetle, RAPIDCast, and RAW SMS, will be unaffected by the Government shutdown. IEPAS operates under a Cooperative Agreement / grant, and no systems are on or tied to Federal facilities. Information feeds from Federal partners, which our systems rely upon, such as for tsunami, are likely to […]
On August 16, 2013 NOAA will decommission the GOES-12 satellite, as it has exhausted its fuel and reached its operable end of life. EMWIN, LRIT, and other broadcast services will of course continue on GOES East and GOES West. Imager data from GOES 12 will no be replaced. GOES 12 replaced GOES 10 in the […]
Intelsat transitioned from IS9 to IS21. Per earlier notifications GEONETCast Americas users should not notice any change or alteration in the broadcast, nor do users have to change antenna positions. There was a brief multi-hour data outage, however, the broadcast should have caught up with the backlog.
Intelsat successfully launched IS-21, and it also released a brochure / fact sheet (PDF) on IS-21, which provides some good coverage maps and other information. IS-21 will shortly replace IS-9. GNC-A is broadcast on IS-9 over a C-band transponder. The transition is not expected to affect operations, nor will users need to alter station equipment or re-point […]