Press Release

Orbital Selects Integral Systems to Provide Turnkey Ground Segment for MEXSAT-3

By SpaceRef Editor
April 26, 2011
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Integral Systems, Inc., (Nasdaq:ISYS) announced today that it has received an Authorization to Proceed from Orbital Sciences Corporation (NYSE:ORB – News) to provide the major ground segment elements for the MEXSAT-3 satellite program. MEXSAT-3 is being built by Orbital for Boeing Space &Intelligence Systems as a part of a three-satellite, turnkey geomobile satellite system awarded to Boeing in December. An Orbital STAR2 satellite will provide the complete Fixed Satellite Services (FSS) of the MEXSAT satellite system for the Federal Government of Mexico.

To support MEXSAT-3, Integral Systems will provide primary and backup satellite control centers incorporating its industry leading EPOCH Integrated Product Suite (IPS), as well as executable satellite procedures and displays. Integral Systems will also provide primary and backup Telemetry, Tracking and Control (TT&C) stations located in Mexico, and deliver its COMPASS(TM) Network Management System (NMS) from Newpoint Technologies, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Integral Systems. A turnkey carrier monitoring and frequency planning system based on the Monics(R) Carrier Monitoring and Interference Detection solution from SAT Corporation, also a wholly-owned subsidiary of Integral Systems, will be installed at two locations in Mexico. Integral Systems Europe (ISE), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Integral Systems, will provide all antenna and radio frequency aspects of the ground segment.

“Orbital is pleased to contract with Integral Systems to support the ground segment that will serve MEXSAT-3, and looks forward to providing the end user, SCT, with a product that allows them to maximize their goals and objectives through an established teaming relationship that combines the best of Orbital and Integral Systems,” said William Cook, Orbital’s MEXSAT Program Director.

Integral Systems’ commercial clients using EPOCH IPS include the Broadcasting Satellite System Corporation (B-SAT), SKY Perfect JSAT, AsiaSat, KT Corporation, Vietnam Posts and Telecommunications Group (VNPT), Indovision, SingTel/Optus, Intelsat, SES, Telesat, EchoStar and Hellas Sat, while government clients include the National Space Organization of Taiwan, European Organization for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT), NASA, the U.S. Air Force and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) among many others.

“Our long-standing partnership with Orbital will provide the MEXSAT-3 program with an efficient and cost-effective satellite ground system in a fraction of the deployment time commonly required,” said Mark Schmitt, Vice President of American Operations at Integral Systems. “The combination of EPOCH IPS, COMPASS and Monics brings the power of three industry-leading, commercial-based command and control, equipment monitoring and interference monitoring and detection systems together to support the MEXSAT program’s needs now and in the future.”


Orbital develops and manufactures small- and medium-class rockets and space systems for commercial, military and civil government customers. The company’s primary products are satellites and launch vehicles, including low-Earth orbit, geosynchronous-Earth orbit and planetary exploration spacecraft for communications, remote sensing, scientific and defense missions; human-rated space systems for Earth-orbit, lunar and other missions; ground- and air-launched rockets that deliver satellites into orbit; and missile defense systems that are used as interceptor and target vehicles. Orbital also provides satellite subsystems and space-related technical services to U.S. Government agencies and laboratories. More information about Orbital can be found at


Integral Systems, Inc., is a global provider of products, systems and services for satellite command and control, telemetry and digital signal processing, data communications, enterprise network management and communications information assurance. We specialize in developing, managing and operating secure communications networks, both satellite and terrestrial, as well as systems and services to detect, characterize and geolocate sources of RF interference. Our customers include U.S. and foreign commercial, government, military and intelligence organizations. For almost 30 years, customers have relied on the Integral Systems family of companies (Integral Systems, Inc., Integral Systems Europe, Lumistar, Inc., Newpoint Technologies, Inc., RT Logic and SAT Corporation), as well as our services organization, Integral Systems Service Solutions (IS3), to design and deliver innovative commercial-based products, solutions and services that are cost-effective and reduce delivery schedules and risk. Our dedication to “The Integral Difference” has solidified long-term relationships with the U.S. DoD, NASA, NOAA and nearly every commercial satellite operator in the world. For more information, visit


Andrew Miller
Vice President, External Communications
Integral Systems, Inc.
Phone: 443.539.5124

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