3A.4 Second Generation Mission Management System

Tuesday, 8 January 2013: 9:15 AM
Room 12A (Austin Convention Center)
Arthur T. McClinton Jr., Noblis, Falls Church, VA; and K. McKenzie

National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service (NESDIS) manages and directs the operation of NOAA's satellites and the acquisition of remotely sensed data. NESDIS conducts assessments of satellite and ground system anomalies to minimize the impact on weather and environmental data sent to its users.

NOAA developed and deployed the Secure Remote Access Server (SRAS) to monitor the health and safety of its POES, DMSP, GOES I-M and GOES NOP satellite fleet. The SRAS has been successfully used in several spacecraft anomalies. But high cost of operation, changes in security requirements, and lessons learned from this system have led to the decision to develop an enhanced system.

This second generation system will meet newer security requirements, provide data in a more timely fashion, and extend the data types available to the user. The status of the mission management ground system will be enhanced and made extensible. The goals and status of the project will be presented.

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