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Up to $736M for Harris to Run GOES-R’s Ground Segment for 10 Years

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GOES-R ground concept(click to view full) Harris Corporation recently announced a 10-year contract to provide a complete, end-to-end solution for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite – Series R Ground Segment (GOES-R GS) program. GOES satellites’ most important function involves tracking severe weather of all types. Their most familiar one provides many of the images and time-lapse sequences used in American television weather forecasts. Both GOES-R and its accompanying ground systems represent significant advances over previous versions… (click to visit) GOES-R is a 4 satellite collaborative development and acquisition between the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), its National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and the US Department of Commerce. Program activities occur at the co-located Program and Project Offices at Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD. The first launch of a GOES-R series satellite is scheduled for 2015, and the 10-year ground systems contract could be worth up to $736 million if all options are exercised. GOES-R will improve image, and also increase the refresh rate from every 30 minutes to every 5 minutes in normal conditions, and every 30 seconds during periods of severe weather. The GOES-R series includes a number […]

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