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Weather-Forecasting Antenna Production Order

General Dynamics C4 Systems : 26 August, 2010  (Application Story)
General Dynamics will install and upgrade various antennae for satellite communications for use in delivering accurate weather forecasts
General Dynamics SATCOM Technologies has received an $80 million contract from Harris Corporation to design, manufacture and install six new 16-meter antennae and upgrade four 9-metre satellite communications antennae. Supporting the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) new GOES-R program, the antennae will enable critical command, control, telemetry and sensor data communications between satellites and ground stations.

The Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES) system supports weather forecasting, severe storm tracking and meteorology research. GOES satellite and ground antenna systems provide a continuous stream of environmental data, allowing weather forecasters and others to efficiently track global weather patterns and other meteorological events that can directly affect public safety.

The new 16-meter antennae will be installed at the NOAA Wallops Command and Data Acquisition Station in Wallops with a remote backup site in Fairmont. The antennae that will be upgraded as part of this contract are located at the NOAA Satellite Operations Facility in Suitland. In addition to supporting the new GOES-R program, SATCOM Technologies' antennae will also be compatible with existing GOES-N through GOES-P series of satellites.

The antenna deliveries will be aligned with the first GOES-R satellite launch, scheduled for 2015. SATCOM Technologies is supported by its subcontractor Nexcom of Melbourne (USA) which will provide high power amplifiers to the program.
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