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Category: Community Systems

GOES 12 (GOES South-America) Decommissioning

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 […]

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GEONETCast IS9 to IS21 Transition Complete

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.

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GEONETCast Transition from IS9 to IS21 Complete

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.

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Photos from the Field: El Salvador Setup of GNC-A Station

IEPAS helped El Salvador’s Ministerio de Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales (MARN) install two of five GEONETCast stations, during the week of September 16, 2012.  Stations will be located at field offices and the main operations center in San Salvador.  MARN will use the network to deliver content to field offices, as well as provide […]

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Intelsat Launches IS-21: Implications for GEONETCast Americas

  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 […]

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