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L3Harris Wins 4 NOAA Study Contracts for Future Satellite Constellation

By | June 29, 2020

L3Harris is developing NOAA’s Advanced Baseline Imager for the GOES-R satellite series. Photo: L3Harris

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has selected L3Harris Technologies to conduct four studies on the agency’s next generation of Earth Observation (EO) satellite architecture. The studies will assess mission concepts, spacecraft, and instruments.

L3Harris supplies operational weather sensors for U.S. and international spacecraft. The company is developing NOAA’s Advanced Baseline Imager for the GOES-R satellite series, Cross Track Infrared Sounder for the Joint Polar Satellite System, Japan’s Advanced Himawari Imagers, and South Korea’s Advanced Meteorological Instrument. 

“For more than 50 years, L3Harris has designed, built and delivered the critical space sensors which monitor severe weather and have improved the accuracy of two- to seven-day forecasts,” said Ed Zoiss, L3Harris president of Space and Airborne Systems. “With these studies, we continue bringing a fresh and innovative approach to help NOAA’s weather satellite constellation continue revolutionizing weather forecasting.”