SCISYS wins contract for the continuation and further enhancement of Galileo Ground Mission Segment (GMS) elements

17th December 2018

SCISYS Deutschland GmbH has been awarded a contract with Thales Alenia Space France for the continuation and further enhancement of four Galileo Ground Mission Segment (GMS) elements.

SCISYS’s Space division in Germany will continue the evolution and maintenance of four key elements within the GMS under the Full Operational Capability phase, and additionally to take over a component of the Mission Key Management Facility (MKMF). This involves enhanced functions, improved security and cyber resilience capabilities in the next phase of the Galileo programme.

The Galileo Mission Segment (GMS) is the heart of the Galileo satellite navigation system. It comprises a global network of sensor stations to monitor the signals from the satellites, a chain of Earth stations to uplink navigation data to the satellites, parallel communications networks, and a complex sequence of processing elements.

Thales Alenia Space is the prime contractor to the European Space Agency. This significant order underlines SCISYS Space’s position as an expert software supplier to Galileo and as a long-standing partner of Thales Alenia Space.

SCISYS Deutschland GmbH is part of the international SCISYS Group with around 650 employees and serves a broad spectrum of market segments, including media & broadcast, space and defence in the public and commercial sectors. In the space sector, SCISYS is established as a software specialist and ground segment system house. Its long-standing customers in the space domain include space agencies, satellite operators, system integrators, research institutes and international aerospace organisations and companies, including OHB System AG, Thales Alenia Space and Airbus. SCISYS supports the planning, construction and long-term operation of spacecraft missions and participates in research projects and the realisation of future-oriented space applications.

SCISYS Deutschland GmbH
Christoph Wichmann
Business Communications Space
Borgmannstraße 2
44894 Bochum
Tel.     +49 234 9258 115

This document has been produced under funding of the European Union. The views expressed herein can in no way be taken to reflect the official opinion of the European Union and/or ESA.

About SCISYS Group:

Employing around 670 staff, SCISYS Group is a leading developer of information and communications technology services, e-business, web and mobile applications, editorial newsroom solutions and advanced technology solutions. The Company operates in a broad spectrum of market sectors, including Media & Broadcast, Space, Government and Defence and Commercial sectors. SCISYS clients are predominantly blue-chip and public-sector organisations. Customers include the Environment Agency, the Ministry of Defence, Airbus Defence & Space, Thales Alenia Space, Arqiva, Vodafone, the European Space Agency, Eumetsat, the BBC, Radio France, RTL, RNLI, Pets at Home, Siemens and the National Trust. The Company's registered office is in Dublin, with UK offices in Chippenham, Bristol, Leicester and Reading and German offices in Bochum, Dortmund, Darmstadt and Munich.