GOES-R (Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite)

Watch an overview of how the new GOES-R satellite increases the warning time for severe weather which helps protect lives and property in this video courtesy of Harris. The GOES-R next generation satellite will improve meteorological and environmental information with dramatic increases in resolution, refresh rates and spectral coverage.

Atmospheric and Environmental Research (AER) is a key member of a team led by Harris Corporation to develop the Ground Segment for NOAA's Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite – Series R (GOES-R). The Ground Segment will receive and process satellite data, and generate and distribute weather data to thousands of users throughout the hemisphere. AER is implementing the software to produce environmental products using the down-linked data from GOES-R's suite of satellite-based remote sensing and in situ sensors, as well as providing support for systems engineering, architecture design, modeling and simulation, and operations and maintenance.