Press Release

GMV awarded subcontract by General Dynamics C4 Systems to support modernization of NASA’s Space Network Ground System

By SpaceRef Editor
January 13, 2011
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Rockville, Md. – GMV Space Systems, the U.S. company of GMV, a leading global ground system supplier, has been selected as part of a General Dynamics C4 Systems-led team to modernize the ground system for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) Tracking Data and Relay Satellite (TDRS) constellation. The project is known as the Space Network Ground Segment Sustainment (SGSS).

“GMV is proud to provide our expertise in satellite ground systems to help upgrade the infrastructure of this key national space asset,” said Theresa Beech, president of GMV Space Systems. “We will be part of a high-quality team that will allow NASA to continue operating its space network without interruption while expanding the capabilities of the ground system to handle more complex future space missions.”

The mission of the SGSS project is to implement a flexible and extensible ground segment that will allow the space network to maintain the high level of service in the future, and accommodate new users and capabilities, while reducing the effort required to operate and maintain the system in the future.

As part of a four-year contract with General Dynamics C4 Systems, GMV Space Systems will provide several functions for the ground segment modernization. These solutions include: fleet management satellite telemetry and telecommand based on GMV’s product hifly(R); archiving and trending based on GMV’s product archiva; service management planning and scheduling based on GMV’s product flexplan, as well as systems engineering, and integration and test support.

The contract represents GMV’s second project with General Dynamics C4 Systems. GMV’s role in the SGSS project also adds to the company’s experience supporting NASA and other US Government missions, including the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO), and the Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM).

About GMV Space Systems: GMV Space Systems is the U.S. company of GMV, the leading supplier of satellite ground systems in the world. Forty 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 Space Systems’ U.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

SpaceRef staff editor.