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GMV USA to Provide Engineering Analysis Archiving and Trending System to Next-Generation GOES-R Series Weather Satellites

12/04/2012

ROCKVILLE, MD (Dec. 4, 2012) - GMV USA (www.usa.gmv.com), has been contracted by Harris Corporation to provide its flight proven software product for the ground system of the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite R-Series, also known as GOES-R.

GOES-R is the next generation of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) geostationary weather satellites, scheduled to launch in 2015. Its mission will be to provide data for accurate real-time weather forecasting. The advanced spacecraft and instrument technology used on the GOES-R series will improve upon forecasting quality and timeliness, generating significant benefits to the nation in the areas of public safety, climate monitoring, space weather prediction, ecosystems management, commerce, and transportation.

The GOES-R spacecraft is a variant of the Lockheed Martin A2100 platform. GMV USA will be supplying the engineering analysis and telemetry archiving and trending system based on its product archiva. GMV USA's solution includes a wide variety of functions, which will provide the telemetry archiving capability with a state of the art design for fast telemetry retrieval.

"GMV is excited to continue our long standing relationship with Harris Corporation in providing technical innovations that improve the Nation's natural disaster preparation and environmental monitoring and management," said Theresa Beech, president of GMV USA.

The archiva system initial delivery to Harris took place in July 2012. The final delivery to NOAA is scheduled to take place by the end of 2012. GMV USA will provide training and support for the system integration and acceptance testing at all three of GOES-R's operational sites: the NOAA Satellite Operations Facility (NSOF) in Suitland, MD, the Wallops Command, Data, and Acquisition Station (WCDAS) on Wallops Island, VA and at the GOES-R Remote Back-Up (RBU) Facility in Fairmount, WV.

The GOES-R series program is a collaborative development and acquisition effort between NOAA and NASA to develop, deploy, and operate the satellites. The overall program is managed by NOAA with an integrated NOAA-NASA program office organization co-located at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland.

About GMV
GMV USA is the U.S. subsidiary of GMV, the world's leading supplier of ground control systems for commercial satellites. GMV is a trusted supplier of a wide array of solutions and systems to various United States Government agencies, satellite manufacturers, commercial operators and integrators. Forty-five percent of commercial telecommunications satellites launched in 2011 currently utilize GMV technology with over 280 space missions selecting GMV technology. Solutions offered by GMV include but are not limited to: customizable COTS Ground Control Systems, Flight Dynamics Systems, Mission Analysis Systems, Guidance and Navigation Systems and Applications and Mission Planning and Scheduling Systems. GMV's operational systems are currently installed on six continents in 25 countries. GMV USA is based in Rockville, Maryland and its parent company is headquartered in Madrid, Spain.

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