SeaSpace's preparations have also included communicating with program leaders in NOAA and NASA regarding direct readout specifications and the development of the borrowing process for the government-procured GRB emulator. At the request of NASA, SeaSpace has offered input towards the emulator check-out process, which is expected to begin in spring 2013.
After the launch of Suomi NPP, SeaSpace found a need by non-traditional customers (such as customers with non-SeaSpace ground stations or those getting data via the NOAA archive), for a processing-only subsystem. In response to this need, SeaSpace developed such a solution for Suomi NPP users, and plans to do similar for GOES-R.
This presentation will cover the steps that SeaSpace is undertaking to prepare the members of the direct reception community for reception and processing of GOES-R satellite data, and detail the solutions offered.