[Satellite TODAY 06-07-12] Harris Corp. has successfully completed the critical design review on the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite R-series (GOES-R) ground segment and has been approved to begin implementation for the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the company announced June 6.
Harris is the prime contractor and systems integrator for the 10-year contract to produce the GOES-R ground segment, which will process data and deliver weather services to the National Weather Service and 10,000 other direct users.
The CDR is a formal technical review of the ground segment’s detailed design and how it will operate within the overall GOES-R system. The ground segment encompasses receiving and processing of satellite data, generating and distributing of products from satellite data and command and control of operational satellites.
“This milestone establishes the detailed design of the ground segment, including hardware, software and operations designs. During the CDR, Harris also demonstrated early deployment of key functions of the system, illustrating its design maturity and efforts to reduce risk,” Harris GOES-R Program Vice President Ray Thorpe said in a statement.