NOAA Awards L3Harris Potential $275M GOES-R Ground Services Support Contract
L3Harris Technologies has secured a potential five-year, $275.2 million National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration contract to continue delivering geostationary weather satellite ground services.
Under the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract, L3Harris will continue handling communications and managing data processing and information distribution for the Geostationary Operational Environment Satellites-R Series ground segment. The company will also monitor GOES-R satellite health and control spacecraft and instruments.
Work under the contract will be carried out through multiple task orders, SpaceNews reported Thursday.
GOES-R is a joint mission between the NOAA and NASA that provides weather and climate information and improves forecasting and warning capabilities. NASA launches the satellites to their intended orbits while the NOAA operates the spacecraft and distributes imagery and data to users worldwide.
The GOES-R contract comes after L3Harris received several NOAA awards for environmental satellites and related equipment.
In mid-March, the company received a $765.5 million contract to deliver two GeoXO imagers for the agency’s Geostationary Extended Observations satellite program. The GeoXO imagers will provide observation data for weather, ocean conditions and environmental conditions.
In the same month, the NOAA selected L3Harris to build a multi-band, multi-mission digital beamforming phased array antenna system to improve satellite data transmission.
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