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GOES-R will be a primary tool for detecting and tracking hurricanes and severe weather.
Harris has installed and tested 89 of 155 racks of equipment at three NOAA satellite operations facilities located in
Harris also delivered the Release Mission Management software, which represents a significant incremental increase in capability needed for satellite and operational readiness. The software significantly improves ground system capabilities including enhanced, real-time command and control of satellites; complete mission planning and scheduling; and a telemetry archive system.
'The ongoing, incremental deliveries of Harris systems enable NOAA satellite operators and weather monitoring organizations to prepare for the changes associated with GOES-R well in advance of the first satellite launch in 2016,' said
Harris is the prime contractor and systems integrator for the GOES-R Ground Segment contract. The system will form an enterprise-wide backbone capable of ingesting, processing and distributing 40 times more data than current systems to
The advanced spacecraft and instrument technology on the GOES-R series will enable more accurate weather forecasts by supplying meteorological data to NOAA with much greater detail - and significantly faster - than existing GOES satellites.
Harris is an international communications and information technology company serving government and commercial markets in more than 125 countries. Headquartered in
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