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Carr Astronautics to use Solace Platform for GOES-16 Stream

By | October 3, 2018
GOES-16 “Red” Visible (0.64 µm, left) and “Clean” Infrared Window (10.3 µm, right) images, with hourly plots of surface reports. Source: CIMSS Satellite Blog

GOES-16 “Red” Visible (0.64 µm, left) and “Clean” Infrared Window (10.3 µm, right) images, with hourly plots of surface reports. Source: CIMSS Satellite Blog

Carr Astronautics selected Solace‘s PubSub+ Cloud platform to power its delivery of real-time weather satellite data for their WxLiveStream product. Chosen for its reliability, scalability and efficiency, the platform will help ensure subscribers have consistent access to live streamed data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA)’s GOES-16 satellite.

Carr Astronautics is a science and technology firm working in the NASA, NOAA, and international space arenas, and its WxLiveStream product connects users to real-time satellite data, with an initial subscription offering for live cloud and moisture imagery. The company seeks to differentiate from the market by removing the common barriers to access represented by the cost of purchasing and maintaining an expensive satellite direct broadcast antenna, and instead aims to offer fast, reliable and accurate insight on-demand. The company expects the product to gain wide acceptance with commercial, university and governmental users.

Solace’s PubSub+ is designed to establish event-driven interactions between applications and microservices across a variety of hybrid cloud environments, while supporting Advanced Message Queuing Protocol (AMQP) and other messaging protocols. The flexibility of the solution enables Carr Astronautics to adjust its live stream capabilities to meet the constantly changing needs of satellite users, especially as new data captures are identified.