GMV Wins NASA Ground Segment Contract
[Satellite Today 09-30-08] GMV received a $14.9 million contract with NASA to build the Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM) Missions Operations Element, GMV announced Sept. 30.
According to the terms of the contract released by GMV, the satellite ground segment software company will be working with Hammers Co. to provide NASA with the mission planning and scheduling system, including the command load, the mission analysis and archiving system, solid state recorder modeling, and engineering associated with these systems. GMV also will provide testing, installation, training and launch operations support.
The LDCM was conceived as a follow-on mission to the Landsat series of missions that have provided coverage of the Earth’s continental surfaces since 1972.