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Lockheed Joins GOES-R Weather Satellite Modules, Harris Installs Product Apps

Lockheed Joins GOES-R Weather Satellite Modules, Harris Installs Product Apps - top government contractors - best government contracting event

space engineeringLockheed Martin team has completed its work to couple the large system and propulsion modules for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration‘s Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-R series.

The A2100-based satellite’s system module comprises the command and data handling, communication and electrical power subsystems, Lockheed said Thursday.

Harris Corp. has also installed the initial weather product applications into GOES-R’s ground segment hardware, that company said.

The propulsion core is the structural backbone of the GOES-R satellite and the propulsion subsystem is built to help maneuver the satellite during on-orbit repositioning.

The GOES-R series program is set for functional and environmental testing phases in the fall after installation of the six weather and solar-monitoring instruments.

Scheduled for launch in 2016, the satellite will work to provide weather products to Western Hemisphere users.

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