Rockville, Md. - GMV (www.gmv.com), a private, multi-national firm based in Madrid, with North American headquarters in Rockville, Md., announces a contract with Loral (www.loral.com) to provide the flight dynamics system and the payload transponder management system for the THOR 7 telecommunications satellite. Telenor Satellite Broadcasting, the largest building operator in Scandinavia, selected Loral from a competitive pool to build the satellite.
"GMV is pleased to be working with Loral again to provide high quality services in ground systems technology,, and also to continuing our relationship with Telenor," said Theresa Beech, president of the U.S. affiliate of GMV.
GMV will provide the THOR 7 flight dynamics system based upon GMV's product focusSuite, which offers full lifecycle flight dynamics operations support GMV will also provide the THOR 7 payload transponder management system based upon GMV's smart rings product which allows engineers to optimize and quickly reconfigure telecommunications payloads so as to minimize downtime.
Telenor expects to launch THOR 7 in late 2013 from the Guiana Space Center in France. The satellite should be in service for at least 15 years.
GMV, is the leading supplier of commercial satellite ground systems in the world. Forty-two percent of the commercial telecommunications satellites launched in 2010 use GMV technology. GMV has been providing satellite ground systems to satellite manufacturers, commercial operators, integrators, and Space Institutions around the world for over 25 years.
More than 280 space missions have selected GMV technology, and GMV's operational systems are currently installed on six continents in 25 countries. GMV USA's headquarters are in Rockville, Md., and GMV's European headquarters are in Madrid, Spain. More information about GMV and its products can be found at www.gmv.com.