Integral Systems Europe Awarded Contract For German Satellite System
Milan, Italy-based Carlo Gavazzi Space has awarded a contract to Integral Systems Europe, a wholly owned subsidiary of U.S.-based Integral Systems [Nasdaq: ISYS], to provide the satellite ground system for the SAR-Lupe constellation of five low-earth-orbiting (LEO) satellites. Financial terms were not disclosed.
The SAR-Lupe satellites and ground system will be built and operated by Germany’s OHB-Systems (OHB) for the German Ministry of Defense. The SAR-Lupe system components provided by Integral include the primary and backup satellite control system, elements of the satellite electrical ground support equipment (EGSE) used to support the integration and to test the satellites and a dual S-band/X-band ground station to be installed in Germany. The backup system, located at a German Space Agency facility, also will be used during the launch and early orbit phase for each satellite.