- Press Release
- August 18, 2022
Integral Systems Awarded Contract to Provide Satellite Control Software For Loral Skynet’s Telstar 8 Satellite
Integral Systems, Inc.
today announced that Loral Skynet has awarded the Company a contract to
provide the primary and backup control software for the Telstar 8 satellite.
The contract also requires for Integral to provide software responsible for
autonomous operations for the planning and execution of daily ion propulsion
Telstar 8 will be the first of Space Systems/Loral’s new model
1300S series of satellites.
This will be the seventh Telstar satellite
operated with Integral’s EPOCH 2000 satellite control products.
“We are extremely pleased to continue our long-standing relationship with
Loral Skynet,” said Stuart Daughtridge, Vice President of the Commercial
Division at Integral Systems.
“The Loral Skynet fleet demonstrates the
capability of the EPOCH system to operate a diverse fleet of geosynchronous
satellites from a single system,” he added.
Loral Skynet provides tracking, telemetry and control (TT&C) of satellite
fleets for a wide variety of customers using Integral’s EPOCH system.
Skynet performs TT&C functions for 15 satellites consisting of four different
types from three different satellite manufactures.
Telstar 8 will be the
fifth type of satellite in the fleet.
The fleet is entirely operated from a
single EPOCH 2000-based satellite control system provided by Integral Systems.
The EPOCH 2000 software provides Loral Skynet with real-time spacecraft
command and control, offline trending functions, as well as orbit analysis and
Pete Gaffney, Integral’s Vice President of Product Development, noted,
“Our system’s ability to operate spacecraft from all major satellite
manufacturers and its versatility to manage the complexities involved in the
newest commercial satellites explains why it is selected by many of the
world’s satellite operators.”
Loral Skynet of Bedminster, N.J., a subsidiary of Loral Space &
Communications, is a leading satellite communications services provider that
operates the Telstar satellite fleet.
The fleet provides C-band and Ku-band
coverage over the continental United States, Hawaii, Alaska, Puerto Rico, and
the Caribbean, as well as Europe, Asia, South America, northern Africa and
Customers lease transponder capacity to distribute network
television programming, to collect live video feeds for the reporting of news
and events, to provide Internet connectivity to Internet Service Providers and
other users, and to offer direct-to-home and pay-per-view programming,
distance learning, educational, and other business television services.
Skynet is ISO 9002 certified.
For more information, visit Loral Skynet’s web
site at http://www.loralskynet.com .
Integral Systems has also supplied satellite ground systems to NASA, the
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the U.S. Air Force, the U.S.
Navy, the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, NEWskies
Satellites, Echostar, Sirius Satellite Radio, Binariang Satellite Systems,
Shin Satellite Public Company Ltd., GE Americom, ChinaSat, EOSAT, Alcatel,
TRW, the Republic of China (ROCSAT), and Orbital Sciences, among others.
Founded in 1982, Integral Systems is a leading provider of satellite
ground systems and has supported over 120 different satellite missions for
communications, science, meteorological and earth resource applications.
Company continues to enhance its current position in government and commercial
marketplaces by offering innovative software products and custom services for
ground system development and integration.
Customers throughout the world are
now using Integral Systems’ EPOCH 2000 software product, the world’s first
commercial-off-the-shelf satellite command and control software package.
Orbit Analysis System (OASYS) module of EPOCH 2000 also is sold as a stand-
alone product and allows operators to perform satellite orbit determination
In addition to these products, the Company provides systems for
satellite payload processing, spacecraft integration and test, simulation, and
Through its wholly owned subsidiary SAT, the
Company also provides satellite and terrestrial monitoring systems to
satellite operators and users throughout the world.
Integral Systems has more
than 230 employees working at Company headquarters in Lanham, Maryland, and at
other locations in the U.S. and Europe, including its SAT offices in
Except for statements of historical facts, this news release contains
forward-looking statements about the Company.
Such statements are subject to
risks and uncertainties, including the Company’s reliance on contracts and
subcontracts funded by the U.S. Government, which contracts and subcontracts
are subject to government regulations, audits and termination without cause,
competition in the ground systems industry, rapid technological changes in the
satellite industry and those other risks noted in the Company’s SEC filings,
which may cause actual results to differ materially.
The Company assumes no
obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements appearing in
this news release.