December 2014 | Himawari Operational
On December 18th 2014 the geostationary weather satellite Himawari 8 captured its first images from all 16 spectral bands. They can be viewed at Japan Meteorological Agency's website.
October 2014 | Himawari Launch
On October 7th 2014 Japan Meteorological Agency launched the Himawari 8 geostationary weather satellite. Set to replace MTSAT-2 in 2015, Himawari 8 is equipped with a 16 channel multispectral imager and is in geostationary orbit at 140° East Longitude.
March 2010 | GOES Launch
On March 4th 2010 NASA launched the GOES P Geostationary Weather satellite. It will be renamed GOES 15 once it reaches operational status. There are also 5 other U.S. GOES satellites currently on orbit.
February 2010 | GOES Box Software Update
To Support GOES 13 and beyond (GOES N-Q) a software update to the GOES Box and RVT Workstation is necessary. On April 14th, 2010 GOES 13 will become the operational GOES East satellite replacing GOES 12. If you have not already received an email regarding this then please Contact us for more details.
November 2009 | Portable High Resolution Systems available
Automated Sciences is now offering portable high resolution Weather satellite systems for NOAA GOES, JMA MTSAT, and CMA FY2 satellites. These systems include a dish that can be assembled in less than an hour and a portable computer system that includes our digital Receiver and full suite of image processing software including the powerful Rapid Visualization tool. Contact us for more details or to discuss your needs.
July 2009 | GOES Launch
On July 8th 2009 NASA launched the GOES O Geostationary Weather satellite. It since has been turned over to NOAA and renamed GOES 14 . There are also 4 other U.S. GOES satellites currently on orbit.
February 2009 | POES Launch
On February 6th, 2009 polar orbiting satellite NOAA-19 was launched, to replace NOAA-17. There are also 4 other U.S. POES satellites currently sending usable imager data. Data from POES satellites has applications in meteorology, oceanography, land use management, agriculture, and other fields. Contact us to discuss your needs.
March 2008 | China operates two satellite constellation covering Asia and the middle East
China is operating a second Geostationary Weather satellite of the FY-2 series, FY-2D, at 86.5 degrees East. This provides coverage of most of Asia and the Middle East providing satellite coverage to an area that previously was poorly covered by an old European satellite. Data from this satellite can be acquired with no data fees using one of our low cost FY-2 GOES Box systems. Contact us for more details or to discuss your needs.