Press Release

GMV Releases hifly 6.0 Satellite Control System

By SpaceRef Editor
August 11, 2008
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Offering the Complete Solution to Fleet Operations, hifly(R) 6.0, Provides Fully Integrated, Homogeneous Support for Large Fleets of Different Satellites

ROCKVILLE, Md. – GMV (, a privately-held satellite ground segment software company headquartered in Madrid, Spain with offices in Rockville, Md., has released version 6.0 of its popular hifly(R) Satellite Control System. hifly(R) 6.0, is the latest version of its 100 percent flight-proven communication satellite operation software that supports satellites built by manufacturers around the world from launch and early operation procedures (LEOP) to routine on-station operations of satellites. Current hifly(R) users include some of the most notable companies in the industry including Eutelsat, SES Astra, SES New Skies, Hispasat, Arabsat, Nilesat and Star One.

Highlights of the new hifly(R) 6.0 release include:

  • Advanced, optimized telemetry processing for extremely high data rates and high reliability with additional telemetry checking capabilities
  • Java-based telemetry displays and graphical user interface upgrades
  • A secure web-client for remote viewing by operations personnel
  • Advanced operational procedures automation using python as the native language and including parsers for many existing procedure languages

Based on the latest modern technologies, hifly(R) 6.0 is the complete solution to satellite fleet operations, providing fully integrated, homogeneous multi-mission support for full fleets of satellites, as well as single satellites.

hifly(R) 6.0 uniquely supports many different satellite platforms and can be used in fleet management by multiple users at multiple sites. It is compliant with international standards such as CCSDS packet TM & TC compliance, and XTCE compliance. Available under Linux, hifly(R) 6.0 is also compatible with a wide range of existing systems. GMV offers a down-sized, compact solution for small satellite fleets as well as a Solaris version.

Users find hifly(R) 6.0 is easy to operate and maintain. Its highly modular architecture with a very open API allows a certified user to carry out any operations through the API, which can be done from within the application.

“GMV, through our hifly(R) software, has a proven track record of success in providing high-quality support to satellites around the world,” said Theresa Beech, managing director and vice president of business development of GMV Space Systems. “Whether a customer is looking for a turnkey product or a customized system, with hifly(R) 6.0 GMV is able to provide a seamless solution.”

In response to the needs of different customers and mission types, GMV provides either turnkey systems developed according to specifications furnished by its customers or, for the telecommunications satellite commercial market, systems based on the adaptation of hifly(R). In addition, GMV provides engineering and consulting support during all phases of development.

GMV provides a wide array of activities covering the entire life cycle of the control center. As an independent supplier, extensive experience and close relationships with major satellite manufacturers throughout the world enables GMV to tailor its systems to the needs of its customers and provide optimum solutions to satellite operators, while ensuring data confidentiality for satellite manufacturers.

For more information about hifly(R) 6.0, contact Jennifer Strohm at 301-581-7294 or Emily Grant at 301-581-7235.

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 over 22 years. There are currently more than 75 satellites being operated from five continents and 18 countries with GMV’s operational software. GMV’s U.S. headquarters are in Rockville, Md and its European headquarters are in Madrid, Spain. More information about GMV and its products can be found at

SpaceRef staff editor.