2 Contracts Propel GMV to Be Dubbed ‘Most Comprehensive GEO Satellite Ground Software Provider in World’

ROCKVILLE, Md. – GMV (www.gmv.com) signed two contracts with Intelsat, Ltd., the leading provider of global Fixed Satellite Services, offering satellite flight dynamics software support for some of Intelsat’s advanced satellites. These contracts are the first Intelsat signed with GMV, taking GMV to a new level globally. GMV’s list of GEO satellite operators includes all of the other large commercial operators, as well as many of the medium and smaller-sized operators around the world.

“Intelsat chose GMV because we felt they were the best qualified supplier of flight dynamics software, and its team of engineers has the expertise to provide support for some of the most complex geostationary spacecraft we currently operate, ensuring our satellite operations run at an optimal level,” said Knut Tjonneland, Intelsat’s director, satellite engineering.

GMV will primarily provide the software to support the on-station operations, maneuver planning and calibration, as well as, the engineering, software development, and maintenance support to Intelsat’s fleet of Boeing 702 spacecraft. These spacecraft use a complex station-keeping strategy, which includes four maneuvers per day from the ion propulsion thrusters onboard the satellite. GMV is the global leader in supplying Flight Dynamics Systems and GMV’s GEO flight dynamics software is the most widely used in the commercial satellite industry today.

“We are honored to have been chosen by Intelsat, the largest commercial GEO operator in the world. GMV has the most comprehensive experience implementing the complex ion propulsion station-keeping support required for these GEO spacecraft”, said Theresa Beech, Managing Director of GMV. She added, “These contracts confirm GMV is the best flight dynamics company in the world.”

About Intelsat:

Intelsat is the leading provider of fixed satellite services (FSS) worldwide and is the leading provider of these services to each of the media, network services and government customer sectors, enabling people and businesses everywhere constant access to information and entertainment. Intelsat offers customers a greater business potential by providing them access to unrivaled resources with ease of business and peace of mind. An extensive customer base, including some of the world’s leading media and communications companies, multinational corporations, Internet service providers and government/military organizations, utilizes our services. Real-time, constant communication with people anywhere in the world is closer, by far.

About GMV:

GMV is one of the leading suppliers of satellite ground system software in the world, and is the global leader in satellite flight dynamics for all types of satellite missions (LEO, MEO, GEO, HEEO and interplanetary). GMV has been providing satellite ground system software to satellite manufacturers, commercial operators, and Space Institutions around the world for more than 22 years. There are currently more than 70 satellites being operated from five continents and 18 countries with GMV’s operational software. GMV’s U.S. headquarters are located in Rockville, Md. GMV’s commercial aerospace software subsidiaries are in Rockville, Md. and Madrid, Spain. More information about GMV and its products can be found at www.gmv.com.


Jennifer Strohm