System helps satellite operators learn processes ahead of first GOES-R
Showcases Harris’ commitment to ensuring a smooth transition to new
weather satellite technology.
Harris is the prime contractor of the GOES-R Ground Segment for rapid
weather data processing and dissemination.
MELBOURNE, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS), an international communications and
information technology company, has delivered a system that will help
prepare National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) satellite
operators for the new Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite
– R (GOES-R) Series weather satellites.
The new Mission Management Capability enables operators to prepare
ground-based satellite command and control operations and processes more
than two years ahead of the launch of the first GOES-R satellite. A NOAA
and NASA team also will use the Harris system to test the command and
control procedures with the satellite as it is assembled by mission
partner Lockheed Martin.
The Harris system consists of hardware, software, and a graphical user
interface; the Harris OS/COMET® telemetry, tracking, and command
software; as well as tools for customizing mission operations.
“This is a critical milestone in a program that will rely on the
effectiveness of a proven ground system and skilled satellite operators
to prepare and test procedures that will be used during launch and
satellite operations,” said Romy Olaisen, vice president, Civil
Programs, Harris Government Communications Systems. “This system will
allow NOAA satellite operators to become familiar with how to
effectively manage the satellites using new command and control
interfaces and the Harris OS/COMET® tool suite.”
Harris is the prime contractor and systems integrator for the contract
to produce the GOES-R Ground Segment, which will process approximately
40 times more data than is possible today, and deliver weather products
to NOAA’s National Weather Service and more than 10,000 other direct
users. GOES-R will be a primary tool for detecting and tracking
hurricanes and severe weather.
About Harris Corporation
Harris is an international communications and information technology
company serving government and commercial markets in more than 125
countries. Headquartered in Melbourne, Florida, the company has
approximately $5 billion of annual revenue and about 14,000 employees —
including 6,000 engineers and scientists. Harris is dedicated to
developing best-in-class assured communications® products,
systems and services. Additional information about Harris Corporation is
available at harris.com.
Harris Government Communications Systems
Jim Burke, 321-727-9131
Source: Harris Corporation