Challenger Communications provides 4.5M Antennas for GOES-R

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Challenger Communications recently provided two 4.5m Prime Focus Receive-Only Antenna Systems for use of receiving GOES-R.  One dish is installed at the Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere (CIRA) at Colorado State University. A second 4.5m Antenna will ship in mid-September to another university located in Colorado.  Both dishes will be outfitted with a custom feed provided by Quorum Communications.  The Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite R-series “GOES-R” is a collaborative program of NOAA and NASA.

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