GOES-R Series Ground Segment and Antenna Segment

L3Harris designed and built the enterprise-wide ground system for Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites – R (GOES-R), the next-generation National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration weather satellite system, which will receive data from the GOES-R spacecraft, generate real-time informational products used by meteorologists to study and develop weather forecasts and distribute the collected data to more than 10,000 direct users.

Key Features 

  • Receives, processes and distributes more data than previous systems so that higher resolution imagery and more detailed weather information is available to better protect public safety and national resources
  • Processes satellite data faster so weather professionals can get storm event details every 30 seconds and nationwide imagery every 5 minutes compared to 15 minutes with previous systems —facilitating more timely weather forecasts and extreme weather warnings