MOLTEK completes Spaceway F3 products for contract to provide Intelsat with satellite operations products to operate the Spaceway F3, DirecTV 10, DirecTV 11 and DirecTV 12 satellites, and assist in Spaceway F3 product validation.
MOLTEK was contracted by Intelsat to provide satellite operations products and an AXIOM(TM) System for use operating the new Spaceway F3, DirecTV 10, DirecTV 11 and DirecTV 12 satellites. The new Spaceway operations products were completed early and delivered to Intelsat, and the products for the 3 DirecTV satellites will be delivered in 4th quarter 2006 and in 2007. With the delivery of the Spaceway F3 products complete, Intelsat has requested further support from MOLTEK to create validation test procedures and software, and assist in validation of the automated software procedures.
Development of the Spaceway F3 products was performed by MOLTEK under a separate contract with Boeing Corporationís Satellite Development Center (BSDC), after which MOLTEK licensed these products from BSDC for use by Intelsat for satellite operations. The entire project was a considerable effort, and MOLTEK Director, Mr. Sam Byland expressed his satisfaction with the company's performance, "We are really pleased to have completed this contract early. The effort to create the new Spaceway products from BSDC's 'old' MSWord Recommended Operating Procedures, as well as supporting the change from BSDC's Raytheon CECIL-based real time system to an Integral Systems STOL real time system in only 3 months was a real challenge. Finishing even earlier was a significant accomplishment. This proven has really proven the flexibility and cost effectiveness of the AXIOM System, as well as the ability to deliver excellent products far more quickly and with less risk than the 'traditional methods' allow."