287 Preparing the Direct Broadcast Community for GOES-R

Monday, 7 January 2013
Exhibit Hall 3 (Austin Convention Center)
Karen Friedman Dubey, SeaSpace Corporation, Poway, CA; and E. Baptiste, K. Prasad, and H. Y. Shin

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The first satellite in the United States next generation weather satellite program, GOES-R, will be launched in 2015. SeaSpace Corporation is using our recent experience and lessons learned from bringing Suomi NPP-capable direct reception systems online, to similarly bring direct reception solutions to future GOES-R users. This includes earlier outreach to customers, due to the advance budgeting deadline for procurement in many agencies. With the cancellation of eGRB, all current GOES gvar customer will need a new direct readout system, with a new receiver, high powered processing subsystem, and a larger antenna in some locations.

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.

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