Award Extends Decade of Partnership with Harris Corporation in Support of U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
HERNDON, VA — May 28, 2019 – Peraton was awarded the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite–R Series (GOES-R) ground system contract with Harris Corporation in support of the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The three-year contract is valued at $54M, bringing Peraton’s total contract value on the GOES-R program to more than $200M.
Under this award, Peraton will support Harris in the GOES-R ground system computing infrastructure modernization effort to reduce the current IT footprint and overall lifecycle costs for NOAA, to include for the GOES-T and GOES-U mission launches. In addition to development and maintenance of the GOES-R Mission Management baseline, Peraton will continue to perform 24/7 GOES-R ground system enterprise management and computing infrastructure maintenance at sites in Suitland, MD, Wallops Island, VA, Fairmont, WV, and Melbourne, FL.
“The GOES-R Series and its net-centric enterprise management ground system represent a revolutionary leap in weather analysis.” said Roger Mason, president, Space, Intelligence and Cyber sector. “GOES-R Series satellites deliver imagery, atmospheric measurements, and space environment monitoring of the Western Hemisphere to predict severe weather events and observe real-time weather impacts, helping avert life and property loss.”
“The GOES-R Series and its net-centric enterprise management ground system represent a revolutionary leap in weather analysis.”
Peraton developed and maintains the current GOES-R Mission Management baseline using market-leading OS/COMET®, the company’s 35-year-strong telemetry, tracking, and command platform for control of complex satellite constellations and ground systems, offering rapid-fielding capability, plus the flexibility to meet unique mission challenges. With 50-plus years of experience in satellite ground and weather processing systems, Peraton’s deep expertise has driven a strong customer partnership since this program’s start in 2009 through successive developmental phases to continue to deliver advanced, cost-effective capabilities today – and into the future.
Peraton provides innovative, reliable solutions to the nation’s most sensitive and mission-critical programs and systems. As a trusted provider of highly differentiated space, intelligence, cyber, defense, homeland security, and communications capabilities, Peraton is a critical partner to the Intelligence Community, Department of Defense, and select federal agencies and commercial entities. Headquartered in Herndon, Virginia, the company employs more than 3,500 people across the U.S. and Canada.
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