There is one receiver: an L and X-band receiver at Murdoch University, Murdoch.
A microwave link exists between the various WASTAC members. The table below contains a link to the current schedule
of images for the receiving station.
||X & L
||Terra, Aqua, FY3-B, Metop-2, NPP, NOAA 15, 18 & 19
The NOAA-AVHRR raw data (dating back to 1981) is stored on 8mm and 4mm cartridge
tapes. Subsampled colour and grey scale pictures (digital) are produced at the Satellite Remote Sensing Services
branch of Landgate. The NOAA-AVHRR
MODIS digital quicklook archive
SeaWiFS digital quicklook archive
readily accessible. For further information regarding purchase of NOAA-AVHRR and MODIS data, please contact
Future of WASTAC:
In 2016, WASTAC commissioned an independent study to develop options for
the long-term siting of ground station facilities so that WASTAC is able to continue to meet user needs as part
of a national ground station network, and as a basis for future investment.
The report examined the policy drivers supporting improvements to a national strategic earth observation
supply chain network and the development of siting options for the expansion of ground station reception facilities
in Western Australia. Three sites warranted detailed examination. The recommended site preferences are: (1) Bureau
of Meteorology facility at Learmonth Airport and (1) Yarragadee Geodetic Observatory for equal site preference,
followed by the CSIRO Australian Academic and Research Network fibre repeater at Mullewa.
A copy of the report can be found here: Siting Study 2016