Installed Systems Posts

1.5 Marine X/L-Band EOS Systems for Australian and British Polar Research Ships

Posted in Installed Systems September 9th at 8:51 am by Chris Wright

RSV Nuyina (Flying Focus BV/Australian Antarctic Division)
Flying Focus BV/Australian Antarctic Division

RRS Sir David Attenborough (Mike Gloistein/British Antarctic Survey)
Mike Gloistein/British Antarctic Survey

Dartcom has recently supplied and installed 1.5m Marine X/L-Band EOS Systems on two new polar research vessels – the Australian Antarctic Division’s RSV Nuyina and the British Antarctic Survey’s RRS Sir David Attenborough.

RSV Nuyina is one of the most advanced vessels of its kind in the world – a scientific research platform, icebreaker and resupply ship in one. It will offer scientists unprecedented and extended access to the Southern Ocean and Antarctica. At 160 metres long and 25,500 tonnes, the vessel is powerful enough to break 1.65 metres of ice at a continuous speed of 3 knots.

RRS Sir David Attenborough is a 129 metre, 10,400 tonne icebreaker designed to support science in extreme environments. A wide range of specialist scientific facilities, instruments and laboratories enable scientists to conduct multi-disciplinary sciences to study the ocean, seafloor, ice and atmosphere. Marine robotics and remotely operated vehicles – including the famous Boaty McBoatface – will capture data from the deep ocean and previously inaccessible locations under the ice.

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Dartcom systems helping to detect Amazon wildfires

Posted in Installed Systems August 21st, 2019 at 11:04 am by Chris Wright

Dartcom X-Band EOS and HRPT/AHRPT Systems installed at INPE’s Cuiba site
Dartcom X-Band EOS and HRPT/AHRPT Systems
installed at INPE’s Cuiabá site

In 2017 Dartcom installed X-Band EOS and HRPT/AHRPT Systems at two sites in Brazil for INPE (Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais – National Centre for Space Research).

The data produced by these systems has helped INPE detect a huge increase in Amazon wildfires this year, making news worldwide.

Read the full story on Reuters


GOES HRIT System for CMS Lannion

Posted in Installed Systems June 26th, 2017 at 10:54 am by Chris Wright

Dartcom’s French distributor ACTRIS has been awarded the contract to supply and install a GOES HRIT System at CMS Lannion for Météo France.

This will support the forthcoming HRIT service from GOES-16 which is due to start in November 2017.


1.5m Marine HRPT/AHRPT/LRIT System for Peruvian Polar Research Ship

Posted in Installed Systems January 25th, 2017 at 4:16 pm by Chris Wright

Dartcom 1.5m Marine HRPT/AHRPT/LRIT System installed on BAP Carrasco

Dartcom has supplied and installed a 1.5m Marine HRPT/AHRPT/LRIT System on the Peruvian Navy’s research ship BAP Carrasco, described as one of the world’s most advanced polar oceanographic research vessels.

Her operating profile will range from hydrographic, biological, geological and physiochemical surveys to providing support with humanitarian operations.

The vessel is equipped with a meteorological office, six laboratories for different research purposes, a helicopter pad and a bathymetry transducer system fitted on the flat bottom of the hull.

The 1.5m marine antenna is also available with the Dartcom X-Band EOS System, with a combined X/L-Band option to provide HRPT/AHRPT and X-Band EOS reception in one system.

More information on the Dartcom HRPT/AHRPT System

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C-Band HimawariCast HRIT System for Vietnam Air Traffic Control

Posted in Installed Systems January 10th, 2017 at 12:57 pm by Chris Wright

Dartcom has supplied a fully duplicated C-Band HimawariCast HRIT system for Vietnam Air Traffic Management Corporation (VATM). They provide air navigation services for aircraft operating at airports nationwide and over Vietnam’s Flight Information Region.

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COMS-1 L-Band HRIT Systems for the Vietnamese Navy

Posted in Installed Systems November 21st, 2016 at 9:05 am by Chris Wright

Dartcom has supplied two COMS-1 L-Band HRIT Systems to the Meteorological Forecasting Department of the Vietnamese Navy.

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X-Band EOS and L-Band HRPT/AHRPT Systems for FUNCATE/INPE, Brazil

Posted in Installed Systems September 4th, 2016 at 11:58 am by Chris Wright

Dartcom has been awarded the contract to supply and install two 1.5m L-Band HRPT/AHRPT/FY-3 and two 1.5m X-Band Terra/Aqua/NPP/FY-3 EOS Systems to the Foundation for Science, Technology and Space Applications (FUNCATE) and the National Institute for Space Research (INPE) in Brazil.

The systems will be used for monitoring the environment in the Amazon Biome by Satellites (MAS) project.

Installation will be taking place at the sites in Cuiabá and Cachoeira Paulista during July 2017.


C-Band HimawariCast HRIT System for National Institute of Aeronautics and Space, Indonesia

Posted in Installed Systems July 29th, 2016 at 12:30 pm by Chris Wright

Dartcom has supplied a C-Band HimawariCast HRIT System to the National Institute of Aeronautics and Space (LAPAN) in Indonesia.

LAPAN use the system to provide near real-time images for the Indonesian National Disaster Agency.

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C-Band HimawariCast HRIT System for Tan Son Nhat International Airport, Vietnam

Posted in Installed Systems June 3rd, 2016 at 2:23 pm by Chris Wright

Dartcom has supplied a C-Band HimawariCast HRIT System to the Meteorological Forecasting Department at Tan Son Nhat International Airport, Vietnam.

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1.2m L-Band HRPT/AHRPT System for Sri Venkateswara University, India

Posted in Installed Systems February 11th, 2016 at 1:14 pm by Chris Wright

Dartcom has supplied a 1.2m L-Band HRPT/AHRPT System to the College of Engineering at Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati, India.

The system was expertly installed and commissioned by Dartom’s premier distributor Satcom Technologies who are based in Hyderabad.

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1.3m L-Band HRPT/AHRPT/LRIT Marine System for Japanese tanker

Posted in Installed Systems July 16th, 2015 at 2:04 pm by Chris Wright

Dartcom has supplied a 1.3m Marine HRPT/AHRPT/LRIT system to be used for weather routing on a new 138,000 ton Liquefied Natural Gas tanker being built in Nagasaki, Japan.

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EUMETCast C-Band LRIT/HRIT System for Uganda

Posted in Installed Systems May 23rd, 2015 at 2:02 pm by Chris Wright

A Dartcom EUMETCast C-Band LRIT/HRIT System was installed at the National Emergency Coordination and Operations Centre (NECOC) in Uganda.

The system helps provide timely and early warning information on disasters, climate modelling and forecasting, and also assists with coordination of emergency responses.

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1.5m X/L-Band EOS System for Kasetsart University, Thailand

Posted in Installed Systems April 6th, 2015 at 1:59 pm by Chris Wright

Dartcom X/L-Band EOS System antenna

Dartcom X/L-Band EOS System at Kasetsart University, Thailand

A Dartcom 1.5m X/L-Band EOS System has been supplied to the Faculty of Engineering at Kasetsart University, Bangkok, Thailand and installed at Chulabhorn Satellite Receiving Station (CSRS).

The system receives and processes data from Terra, Aqua, Suomi-NPP and FY-3A/B/C satellites. CSRS provides generated satellite products for research and government agencies in areas such as flood and drought monitoring, forest fire monitoring and agricultural management.

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