GMV Lands Thor 7 Contract from Space Systems/Loral

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Satellite ground system provider GMV of Spain said Feb. 17 it received a $1 million to $1.5 million contract from Palo Alto, Calif.-based Space Systems/Loral to provide the flight dynamics system and payload transponder management system for the Thor 7 satellite Loral is building Telenor Satellite Broadcasting of Norway.

Thor 7, a 4,000-kilogram-class satellite equipped with Ku- and Ka-band transponders, is slated to be launched aboard an Ariane 5 rocket in late 2013 from Europe’s Guiana Space Center in South America.

 

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