Arabsat awards SCC contract to GMV

by Staff Reporter | July 27th, 2014

GMV has been awarded a contract by Arabsat to provide a complete Satellite Control Center (SCC) for its existing and upcoming fleet of satellites.

ARABSAT has been using a heterogeneous SCC solution for the past ten years to operate its satellite fleet but has recently decided to establish a more direct and long partnership with a specialized SCC vendor and move to a homogenous, flexible and robust system that enables seamless operations of various satellite platforms with an increased level of operational reliability.

The agreement calls for procurement of a turnkey solution comprising of RTS (Real Time System based on the GMV hifly product) and FDS (Flight Dynamics System based on the GMV focusgeo product) along with all auxiliary and support applications that incorporate ARABSAT’s existing fleet of six satellites with option to include two more satellites before the end of 2014. The agreement also includes provisions for addition of more satellites from different known platforms in the long term.

“This partnership with GMV further highlights Arabsat’s drive to remain a global leader in Telecom satellite operations.  The GMV solution will increase reliability of our monitoring and control operations through system homogeneity and automation.  It will also enable us to better optimize our operations and engineering resources in order to deliver the best service to our customers” said Khalid Balkheyour, President and CEO of Arabsat.

Jorge Potti, GMV’s General Manager of Aerospace said: “This new contract award will help forge an even closer partnership between GMV and Arabsat, a relationship that now dates right back to ten years ago; and will consolidate our leadership worldwide as Ground Systems supplier for commercial telecommunications operators.”

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