The ground processing system for JPSS is known as the JPSS Common Ground System (JPSS CGS) and provides command, control, and communications (C3) and data processing and product delivery. Developed and maintained by Raytheon Intelligence, Information and Services (IIS), the CGS is a globally distributed, multi-mission system serving NOAA, NASA Department of Defense (DoD), and international missions, such as NASA’s Earth Observation System (EOS), the European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT) polar-orbiting satellites (currently MetOp), and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency’s (JAXA) Global Change Observation Mission – Water (GCOM-W1), and DoD’s Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP). The CGS has demonstrated its scalability and flexibility to incorporate multiple missions efficiently and with minimal cost, schedule and risk, while strengthening global partnerships in weather and environmental monitoring.
Moving forward into the future, these tenets will need to continue being applied: common solutions, leveraging of interagency and international partnerships, and flexibility for minimization of life cycle cost, schedule and risk. In this paper, we will describe a high level path forward for the CGS to continually enable the realization of these tenets, with an emphasis on open interfaces and ways to integrate with frameworks such as the Goddard Mission Services Evolution Center (GMSEC).