The contract is worth €500k.
The study, which began at the end of October, involves analysing the key issues for the MTG ground segment, and providing initial concepts for the ground segment design. This will include looking at the areas of re-use from other EUMETSAT programmes.
The VEGA-led consortium including SciSys and GMV was selected due to its overall coverage of end-to-end ground segment systems and its full understanding of system level issues.
VEGA has worked with EUMETSAT since its establishment in 1986 providing technical consultancy and engineering support to all their programmes. This includes the current geostationary programme, Meteosat Second Generation (MSG), for climate monitoring and weather research satellites. Support started with the procurement in 1993 and continues today with the operations and maintenance of the satellites and ground segment.
John Auburn, VEGA’s Business Development Director for Aerospace, said: “This contract is strategically important for VEGA as we continue to strengthen our end-to-end ground segment capabilities, especially with respect to Earth Observation programmes. Through our involvement in Phase A, it allows us to use our experience to help define the road map for the remainder of this programme.”
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