On Tuesday, September 16, 2014, a new X/L-band satellite receiving system was installed on the roof of AOML, augmenting the existing L-band antenna. This new system will expand AOML capabilities to receive telemetry and create products from the next generation of NOAA’s polar-orbiting environmental satellites, including Suomi NPP and the Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS) constellation. Infrared and microwave sounder data from the system will be delivered to NOAA NCEP for assimilation in NWP models.

Photo credit: NOAA

  • The radome hangs above AOML. Image credit: NOAA
  • Attaching the radome. Image credit: NOAA
  • The X Band Satellite Receiver sits on AOML
  • The radome hangs above AOML. Image credit: NOAA
  • The reflector is lowered onto the positioner. Image credit: NOAA
  • The Positioner portion of the X-Band Satellite Receiver is adjusted on AOML

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From Left:

  1. The radome hangs above AOML. Image credit: NOAA
  2. Attaching the radome. Image credit: NOAA
  3. The X Band Satellite Receiver sits on AOML’s rooftop. Image credit: NOAA
  4. The radome hangs above AOML. Image credit: NOAA
  5. The reflector is lowered onto the positioner. Image credit: NOAA
  6. The Positioner portion of the X-Band Satellite Receiver is adjusted on AOML’s roof. Image credit: NOAA