NOAA Taps Glowlink To Monitor Weather Satellites

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Glowlink of Los Altos, Calif., nabbed a competitive contract to provide radio-frequency monitoring systems for the U.S. geostationary-orbiting weather satellite program, the company announced March 12.

Under the contract, Glowlink will deploy 20 of its Model 1000 and Model 1010 spectrum monitoring systems in support of the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Geostationary-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES) system. The Glowlink systems are designed to detect and characterize radio frequency interference, both accidental and intentional.

The GOES satellites monitor weather conditions and warn of approaching storms from positions that cover the U.S. East and West coasts.

Glowlink declined to provide a contract value, saying the award was made not by the operating agency but by an unspecified prime contractor. Lockheed Martin Space Systems of Denver is prime contractor on the next-generation GOES-R satellites, the first of which is slated to launch in 2015. Harris Corp. of Melbourne, Fla., is responsible for the GOES-R ground segment.