DishPointer GOES-16

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  1. SG.Foster

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    Hello,

    I was using DishPointer.com to attempt a data feed from GOES-16.
    I live in Edmonton, Alberta and I noticed an error using DishPointer.com.

    Currently, DishPointer.com states that GOES-16 is at 89.5º W. However, the operational position of GOES-16 is 75.2º W.

    The 89.5º W was a holding/validation position until it was ready to move to the operational location. This move was completed in November 2017.

    Could anyone please confirm that GOES-16 is located at 75.2º W?

    We are also inquiring if the elevation needs to be updated?
    Currently, DishPointer.com states that the elevation of GOES-16 is at 25.0º for our location. However, this may have been the location of the holding/validation position and not the operation location.

    Could you please confirm the elevation for GOES-16 for our location?
    Edmonton Alberta Canada

    Thank you very much,
    Stephen Foster
     
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    This states it was supposed to have reached it's new orbital slot on December 11th.
    Drifting Satellites: What Happens when NOAA GOES-16 is Moved into Operational Position - WeatherNation
     
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    Is DishPointer even actively being maintained? I know their AR App on the iPhone was never updated and had to be removed (32-bit) after iOS 11 came out. I don't know, I just figured the Site was on zombie life-support. Copyright is 2012, it quotes "recent" articles from 2007, and best of all, the support Forum is hosted on SatelliteGuys.US!
     
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  4. SG.Foster

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    Perfect, thank you for your feedback.
     

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