As I suggested in my original post, I see the Basic Service as
containing data suitable for the non-professional. There is no
need to include all the channels of a new high performance
satellite, for example the visible (Ch 2) and IR (Ch 9) and
perhaps WV (Ch 5) would satisfy for MSG, GOES and probably
Sentinel and Himawari. I'm not so bothered about being able to do
direct receive(after all, its a relay via a TV sat), as being able
to include the data in MSG Animator!
thank you for the addresses for getting imagery over the web.
Best regards - Alan S
On 21-Sep-18 9:52 AM, simonproud wrote:
GOES-E (and soon GOES-W) *are* new satellites with high
performance radiometers :-) As Thorsten said there simply
isn't room on the basic service for them (just wait 'til
we get MTG!)
It's worth noting, though, that EUMETCAST is not the
only means of receiving GOES/Himawari data:
We already use this as it's more reliable than the
satellite link, tends to be slightly faster and includes
all channels at full resolution - including CONUS and MESO
This uses a different data format to EUMETCAST (HSD
rather than HRIT) but is slightly faster and, like GOES,
includes the subsector scans.
These web links are, of course, not as much fun or as
satisfying as receiving the data via your own dish - but
they do mean that you can still access the data if you
can't receive the EUMETCAST HVS.
Hope that is of use!
web site: http://asewards.free.fr