Author: HSAT

Before and After: Amazon Deforestation

The satellite images below from NASA, show how parts of the Amazon have changed over a decade of deforestation.  The before and After images are 2000 v 2012 The before and after images show 2000 v 2012 for the state of Rondônia in western Brazil. ...

Before and After: Typhoon Haiyan – Philippines

The images below show the Agno river, in the Philippines,  before and after Typhoon Haiyan Typhoon Haiyan (known as Typhoon Yoland in the Phillippines)  hit the islands on November 7th, 2013. With winds of over  310 kmph (195mph) the Typhoon caused massive damage to the...

Amazon Fires

The amazon rainforest is suffering from the highest level of deforestation recorded. This is due to a combination of logging and forest fires. Many of the fires are deliberately started  - to cover up logging and then allow for cattle ranching.     Replacement of...

Satellites: Types of Orbit

There are four primary types of orbit for satellites Low Earth Orbit (LEO) Geosynchronous Earth Orbit (GEO) Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) Elliptical    The vast majority of satellites (just over 72%) are in Low Earth Orbit a breakdown of what orbit satellites, by numbers, is...

GOES – Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites

The USA’s  Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites (GOES) Satellites were first launched in 1974  (GOES-A) and will continue beyond 2036. These satellites provide weather and environmental information with the lastest GOES-R series providing constant monitoring over the US with near real-time updates. The GOES series are…

Satellites: GOES-17

GOES-17 is the second satellite of the R-Series and works alongside GOES-16. G-OES-17 has the same instruments as GOES-16 and will be focusing on providing high quality, near-real-time updates on the weather and the environment. It is collecting data at 4 times the resolution and…

Satellites: GOES-16

GOES-16 is a highly sophisticated weather and atmospheric satellite – the most advanced in the United States. It is the first of the GOES R-Series and the 16th of the GOES (Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite) project. It was the first-ever satellite to measure lightning from…

Satellites: GOES R-Series

GOES, Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites, R Series is the United States’ most advanced weather satellite system. This is the fourth generation GOES series, fifth allowing for the SMS series – which first launched in 1974.  The GOES-R Series is actually four satellites R, S, T…