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Peraton, Harris win GOES-R Ground System Contract

By | May 28, 2019
Harris GOES-R Antenna

The new Harris-built antenna for GOES-R satellites. Photo: Harris Corp.

The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) awarded the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite–R Series (GOES-R) ground system contract to Peraton and Harris Corporation. The three-year contract is valued at $54 million.

Peraton will support Harris in the GOES-R ground system computing infrastructure modernization effort to reduce the current IT footprint and overall life-cycle costs for NOAA, to include for the GOES-T and GOES-U mission launches. In addition to development and maintenance of the GOES-R Mission Management baseline, Peraton will continue to perform 24/7 GOES-R ground system enterprise management and computing infrastructure maintenance at sites in Suitland, Md., Wallops Island, Va., Fairmont, W. Va., and Melbourne, Fla.

“The GOES-R Series and its net-centric enterprise management ground system represent a revolutionary leap in weather analysis,” Peraton President of Space, Intelligence and Cyber Roger Mason said in a statement. “GOES-R Series satellites deliver imagery, atmospheric measurements, and space environment monitoring of the Western Hemisphere to predict severe weather events and observe real-time weather impacts, helping avert life and property loss.”

This most recent award brings Peraton’s total contract value on the GOES-R program above $200 million.