Harris Corporation Passes Pre-Ship Review for NOAA’s GOES R Ground Segment Infrastructure

NOAA's GOES R satellite. Photo: Elexis

NOAA’s GOES R satellite. Photo: Elexis

[Via Satellite 02-03-2014] Harris Corporation has passed a pre-shipment review and initiated delivery and installation of hardware and software to form the network infrastructure for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite – R Series (GOES R) program.

This program will supply more detailed meteorological data to NOAA, enabling faster and more accurate weather forecasts than current GOES satellites. The GOES R series will provide continuous imagery and atmospheric measurements of Earth’s western hemisphere, and will serve as a primary tool for the detection and tracking of hurricanes and severe weather.

These systems will provide more than 40 times the current amount of data to be ingested, processed and distributed to NOAA’s National Weather Service and more than 10,000 direct users.

The first GOES R launch is scheduled for early 2016.

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