GMV, a private, multi-national firm based in Madrid, Spain with US headquarters in Rockville, Md., announces a contract with THAICOM Plc. to provide the satellite control center for the Thaicom 6 communications satellite. The project builds on GMV's satellite control center experience, Thaicom 6 is a Star 2 platform geostationary telecommunications spacecraft built by Orbital Sciences. Over the years, GMV has established a strong history with Orbital Sciences and supports numerous Star 2 platform spacecraft.
“GMV is proud to offer exceptional technical competency that enabled us to stand out from the competition for this project,” said Theresa Beech, president of GMV USA. “We are pleased to bring our experience in successful communications satellite control center installation and operation around the globe to Thaicom 6 and to build our relationship with Thaicom an important spacecraft operator in Southeast Asia.”
Thaicom 6 satellite's payload will offer C-band and Ku-band services to the South and Southeast Asia and Southern Africa regions. The satellite will generate approximately 3.7 kilowatts of payload power and will be located at 78.5 degrees East Longitude.
GMV will develop and implement the satellite control center for Thaicom 6, including the satellite telemetry and telecommand system based upon GMV’s product hifly®, the flight dynamics system based upon GMV’s product focusSuite, as well as the ground equipment monitoring and control.
Date: May 3, 2012