Satellite Projects Handbook: Weather Satellites and Beyond

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This handbook provides access to the exciting world of satellites without enormous financial outlay. As an introduction to satellite operations it provides the layman with the necessary information to set up a receiving system for producing weather satellite pictures. It describes a wealth of fascinating projects using affordable and readily available equipment. Scientific, weather and research satellites are ...
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Overview

This handbook provides access to the exciting world of satellites without enormous financial outlay. As an introduction to satellite operations it provides the layman with the necessary information to set up a receiving system for producing weather satellite pictures. It describes a wealth of fascinating projects using affordable and readily available equipment. Scientific, weather and research satellites are featured, together with examples of the types of data and pictures they transmit.


All aspects of setting up a home satellite station are covered: the practicalities of working within a budget; the selection of a computer for picture decoding; where to buy kits and ready built systems, all of which is accompanied by the appropriate cautionary advice. A simple software program that can track up to 200 satellites can be obtained form the author.

This handbook provides access to the exciting world of satellites without enormous financial outlay. As an introduction to satellite operations it provides the layman with the necessary information to set up a receiving system for producing weather satellite pictures. It describes a wealth of fascinating projects using affordable and readily available equipment. Scientific, weather and research satellites are featured, together with examples of the types of data and pictures they transmit.

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An introduction to satellite operations, providing the information necessary for setting up a receiving system for producing weather satellite pictures. Describes projects using affordable and available equipment, and offers examples of projects in scientific, weather, and research satellites and the types of data and pictures they transmit. Covers aspects of setting up a home satellite station including selecting a computer for picture decoding, and where to buy kits and ready-built systems. For nonprofessionals. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780750624060
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology Books
  • Publication date: 5/28/1996
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 6.03 (w) x 9.17 (h) x 0.48 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgements
Computer software
1 Operations with UK-5, UK-6 and IRAS 1
2 Select your satellites 13
3 Weather satellites 25
4 Weather and resources satellite systems 39
5 Geostationary weather satellites: METEOSAT, GOES, GMS, GOMS, FENGYUN 57
6 The start of the ground station 79
7 Weather satellite equipment 87
8 Decoding the image 103
9 Projects with weather satellites 118
10 Sleuthing 129
11 Late-breaking news from NOAA, GOES, GMS and GOMS 133
Appendix 1 Useful addresses and sources of information 146
Appendix 2 Glossary of terms 152
Appendix 3 Keplerian elements 155
Appendix 4 Product reviews 161
Appendix 5 Dissemination schedule METEOSAT 5 170
Index 171
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