Dartcom X-Band EOS System land-based antenna
Dartcom X-Band EOS System antenna

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2015 Bárðarbunga volcanic eruption in Iceland
2015 Bárðarbunga volcanic eruption in Iceland

Affordable, high-performance solution for ingesting X-Band EOS data from Terra/Aqua (MODIS), Suomi NPP, JPSS, FengYun-3 (FY-3) and Metop-SG* satellites.

X-Band Earth Observation Satellite (EOS) data is essential for accurate monitoring of global weather and climate patterns. It is also invaluable for remote sensing work, such as monitoring ocean currents, detecting forest fires and mapping land use.

However, X-Band EOS reception systems have always tended to be very expensive to purchase and maintain. They also normally require specialised installation procedures and building works.

The Dartcom X-Band EOS System changes that, bringing X-Band within reach of universities, research institutions and other organisations with limited budgets and restricted installation sites.

It was developed from the outset as a lower cost X-Band system which still offers performance and features competitive with much more expensive products.

Dartcom has achieved this with a smaller antenna, state-of-the-art RF components, tight tolerances and advanced software.

Land-based and marine antennas are available.


Antenna Options

Indoor Equipment

Technical Summary

Combined X/L-Band Option

Sample Images

Polar Orbiter Ingester Software

iDAP/MacroPro Software

Dartcom also offers HRPT, AHRPT and DMSP Systems for NOAA, Metop and DMSP-5D satellites.

* Hardware is Metop-SG ready but a future software update will be needed to receive it.