SCISYS Group PLC (LON: SSY), the supplier of bespoke software systems, IT-based solutions and support services to the space, media & broadcast, government, defence and commerce sectors, has today announced that SCISYS Deutschland GmbH has been awarded a contract with GMV in Spain for the continuation and further enhancement of three elements in the Galileo Ground Control Segment.
The total contract value is for €5m and the contract will commence this month, continuing until December 2020. This contract is awarded under a programme funded by the European Union and the European Space Agency. It is included in existing market guidance.
Galileo is Europe’s own global navigation satellite system, providing a highly accurate, guaranteed global positioning service under civilian control. GMV is the prime contractor for the Ground Control System to the European Space Agency. This contract win underlines SCISYS Space’s position as an expert software supplier to Galileo.
SCISYS’ Space division in Germany will progress the evolution and maintenance of three key elements within the GCS under the Full Operational Capability phase. This involves enhanced functions, improved security and cyber resilience capabilities in the next phase of the Galileo programme. GCS elements are fundamental in order to monitor and control the Galileo Satellite Constellation including the related ground functions.
Klaus Heidrich, CEO of SCISYS Group plc, said:
“We are once again delighted with this further significant contract win for the Galileo project which follows other recently announced Galileo contract awards. My thanks go out to the SCISYS team responsible for winning this important work.
This further contract win underlies the strong position that SCISYS Space holds in the European Space industry.”