This post is a guide for setting up the hardware and software required to receive images from geostationary weather satellite COMS-1.
It also covers the types of images that can be received, image post-processing (overlays, false colour, animation), data decryption, the future of COMS-1 and its replacement GK-2A.
In this post I'll be covering the technical details of the COMS-1 LRIT downlink including RF demodulation, channel demultiplexing, file decryption, data formats and image generation.
For a step-by-step guide to receiving COMS-1 LRIT yourself, see Receiving Weather Images. For all the technical details, keep reading.
There are three metrology-rela...
Like NOAA's series of GOES meteorological satellites, COMS-1 (128.2°E) operated by the Korean Meteorological Agency (KMA) has both LRIT and HRIT downlinks for disseminating real-time meteorological data. Unlike GOES, these downlinks are encrypted using single-layer DES and decryption keys are controlled by KMA through a...
Between Monday 2nd and Friday 5th of July 2019 the Korean Meteorological Administration's National Meteorological Satellite Center conducted testing of their new geostationary weather satellite Read more
goesrecv Monitor is a software utility for monitoring the status of goesrecv by Pieter Noordhuis. goesrecv is a BPSK demodulator and CCSDS decoder used with LRIT and HRIT downlinks from geostationary weather satellites like GOES-16/17 and COMS-1.
Pre-built Windows executables can be fou...