GREENBELT, Md., Jan. 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Following the successful launch of the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite – R (GOES-R) satellite on November 19, 2016, operational control of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) Environmental Satellite Processing and Distribution System (ESPDS) was officially transitioned to the NOAA Office of Satellite and Product Operations (OSPO) for post-launch testing and data product distribution. Solers, an innovative information technology solutions provider with extensive experience providing satellite ground systems for Intelligence Community, Federal, and commercial customers, developed ESPDS for the National Environmental Satellite Data and Information Service (NESDIS) Office of Satellite Ground Services (OSGS). ESPDS modernizes the Product Generation (PG), Product Distribution (PD), and Infrastructure (INF) segments of the NESDIS Environmental Satellite Processing Center (ESPC) into a service-based ground enterprise capable of handling both the product generation and distribution needs for both NOAA and non-NOAA satellite missions while exceeding all mandated high impact system security requirements. The transition to operations of ESPDS enables NESDIS to meet their critical mission need to produce and distribute a significantly expanded volume of vital satellite meteorological data from their current and next-generation satellites to forecasters and climate researchers in the U.S. and around the world.
"The deployment of Solers ESDPS solution starts the process of fulfilling the OSGS mission of developing and deploying common Ground Enterprise Architecture Services capable of being used across all satellite missions," said Mr. Dan Beall, Solers National Systems Division Vice President. "ESPDS provides a service-based ground enterprise in which multiple satellite missions leverage common infrastructure and data processing services, thereby reducing redundancy and costs. We look forward to the transition of additional NOAA and non-NOAA missions into the ESPDS ground enterprise over the next few years."