Welcome to this satellite imagery page, where the APT images
are received at my ground station
directly from polar orbiting satellites (NOAA) and brought to you in real time
. The weather station also has several
which are operational in light hours (from early hours in the morning to nightfall).
News June 2014
CanarySatellite.com is out of service until further notice
Due to budget problems, CanarySatellite has decided to stay offline for several months. However, the satellite WX station, server and other devices operates normally. The system will be back online as soon as the situation gets better. You can contac with us at the foot of this site. Sorry for the inconvenience.
) spacecraft launched on 2009 June 02
The NOAA-N (Noaa-18) spacecraft launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base,
Calif. at 6:22:01.566 a.m. EDT Friday, 2005 May 20.
NOAA-14: Launch Date: 1994 Dec 30. Satellite was decommissioned 2007 May 23.
NOAA-12: Launch Date: 1991 May 14. Due to a severly degradated EPS subsystem, was decommissioned on 10 Aug 2007.
Next figure shows the APT Frame Format. Images in grey tones like this, are what NOAA satellites send to the Earth in the APT
transmission mode. Click on the unprocessed image below to see a more extended information about the APT transmission characteristics
and a real size APT image.
must be loaded frequently into the tracking programmes (such as WXtoImg
and others) on a correct way to
get accuracy in satellite positions. If you are thinking to receive satellite images, you may want get these keplerian data.
You can download the keplers from Space Track
, where you need to obtain
a username and password to get them. Also you can obtain the keplers directly (without register) from
, by clicking here