Press Release

Integral Systems Awarded Contract to Provide the Ground System for the SPAINSAT Satellite

By SpaceRef Editor
December 19, 2002
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Integral Systems, Inc. today announced that Madrid, Spain-based GMV has awarded the
company a contract to provide the primary and backup control systems for the
SPAINSAT satellite. This satellite is being procured by HISDESAT from Space
Systems/Loral (SS/L), Palo Alto, Calif., and will be operated by HISDESAT.

The SPAINSAT Satellite control system will incorporate several elements of
Integral Systems’ EPOCH 2000 product line, including the EPOCH 2000 command
and control software and the TRECS (Transponder Reconfiguration System)
payload reconfiguration software. TRECS is a recent addition to the Integral
Systems product line, which was first introduced in 1992 as the world’s first
Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) command and control software suite for
satellite and fleet operators.

The SPAINSAT Control Software will be built in close cooperation between
the European subsidiary of Integral Systems and GMV, S.A.

“While this is Integral Systems’ first satellite control system delivery
to HISDESAT and our first contract in Spain, our subsidiary, SAT Corporation,
has had a long-standing relationship with HISPASAT, the HISDESAT major
shareholder. We are very pleased to be working with HISDESAT on this program
and to expand our corporate relationship with them to include our command and
control products,” said Stuart Daughtridge, Vice President of the Commercial
Division at Integral Systems.

“We are extremely pleased by this new contract in Europe, and we are
looking forward to working in close cooperation with GMV and SS/L to satisfy
HISDESAT,” explained Bruno Dupas, President of Integral Systems Europe S.A.S.
“This contract continues our expansion into European markets and demonstrates
our ability to work with local partners.”

Integral Systems has also supplied satellite ground systems to the
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the U.S. Air Force, the U.S. Navy, the
Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (JHU/APL), Loral Skynet,
Newskies Satellites, Echostar, Sirius Satellite Radio, Binariang Satellite
Systems, Shin Satellite Public Company Ltd., GE Americom, Optus, ChinaSat,
EOSAT, Alcatel, EUMETSAT, TRW, the Republic of China (ROCSAT), and Orbital
Sciences, among others.

About Space Systems/Loral:

Space Systems/Loral (SS/L), a subsidiary of Loral Space & Communications,
is a premier designer, manufacturer, and integrator of powerful satellites and
satellite systems. SS/L also provides a range of related services, including
mission control operations and procurement of launch services. Based in Palo
Alto, California, the company has an international base of commercial and
governmental customers whose applications include broadband digital
communications, direct-to-home broadcast, defense communications,
environmental monitoring, and air traffic control. For more information,
visit .

About GMV:

GMV, S.A., through its different units, provides technological solutions
and products for the aerospace and defense markets. They provide consulting,
engineering, software development, system integration, and post-delivery
support services, as well as their own products, in all areas of activity.

GMV provides control systems for major Europe institutions, such as the
European Space Agency, EUMETSAT, and CNES or EUTELSAT.

For more information, please visit the GMV web site at .

About Integral Systems:

Founded in 1982, Integral Systems is a leading provider of satellite
systems and has supported over 190 different satellite missions for
communications, science, meteorological and earth resource applications. The
Company was the first to offer an integrated suite of COTS (Commercial-Off-
The-Shelf) software products for satellite command & control, the EPOCH 2000
product line. EPOCH has become a world market leader in commercial
applications with successful installations on 5 continents. The Company also
offers products and services for satellite integration and test and payload
data processing.

Through its wholly owned subsidiary SAT Corporation, the Company provides
satellite and terrestrial communications signal monitoring systems to
satellite operators and users throughout the world. The Company also provides
software for equipment monitoring and control to satellite operators and
telecommunications firms through its Newpoint Technologies, Inc. subsidiary.
The Company’s RT Logic subsidiary builds telemetry processing systems for
military applications including tracking stations, control centers and range
operations. Integral Systems has approximately 350 employees working at
Company headquarters in Lanham, Maryland, and at other locations in the U.S.
and Europe. For more information, visit .

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, intense competition in the ground
systems industry, the competitive bidding process to which the Company’s
government and commercial contracts are subject, the Company’s dependence on
the satellite industry for most of its revenues, rapid technological changes
in the satellite industry, the Company’s acquisition strategy and those other
risks noted in the Company’s SEC filings. The Company assumes no obligation
to update or revise any forward-looking statements appearing in this news

SpaceRef staff editor.