NOAA’s latest generation of weather satellites, known as the GOES-R Series and operated in conjunction with NASA, is the nation’s most advanced fleet of geostationary weather satellites. The GOES-R Series provides advanced imagery and atmospheric measurements of Earth’s weather, oceans and environment, real-time mapping of total lightning activity, and improved monitoring of solar activity and space weather.


Solace advanced event broker technology enables the communication of mission critical data as part of the GOES-R program. L3Harris Corporation deployed Solace PubSub+ as the low latency, high availability messaging backbone for the ground system that disseminates information from the GOES-R satellites to agencies and organizations that use it to track, predict and report on weather conditions around the world.


Harris chose Solace after an extensive evaluation, in which Solace was shown to improve messaging throughput and latency while providing a fault tolerant platform. Additionally, Solace’s technology was shown to ease integration effort by providing a hardware appliance rather than the traditional software solution.