by Staff Writers
Rockville, MD (SPX) Feb 24, 2012
GMV, a private, multi-national firm based in Madrid, with North American headquarters in Rockville, Md., announces a contract with Loral (www.loral.com) to provide the flight dynamics system and the payload transponder management system for the THOR 7 telecommunications satellite.
Telenor Satellite Broadcasting, the largest building operator in Scandinavia, selected Loral from a competitive pool to build the satellite.
"GMV is pleased to be working with Loral again to provide high quality services in ground systems technology,, and also to continuing our relationship with Telenor," said Theresa Beech, president of the U.S. affiliate of GMV.
GMV will provide the Thor 7 flight dynamics system based upon GMV's product focusSuite, which offers full lifecycle flight dynamics operations support GMV will also provide the Thor 7 payload transponder management system based upon GMV's smart rings product which allows engineers to optimize and quickly reconfigure telecommunications payloads so as to minimize downtime.
Telenor expects to launch THOR 7 in late 2013 from the Guiana Space Center in France. The satellite should be in service for at least 15 years.
Space Technology News - Applications and Research
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Landsat's Thermal Infrared Sensor Arrives at Orbital
Gilbert AZ (SPX) Feb 16, 2012
A new NASA satellite instrument that makes a quantum leap forward in detector technology has arrived at Orbital Sciences Corp. in Gilbert, Ariz. There it will be integrated into the next Landsat satellite, the Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM). The Thermal Infrared Sensor (TIRS) will take the Earth's temperature with a new technology that applies quantum physics to detect heat. The en ... read more
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