The ST-2 telecommunication satellite being built by Mitsubishi Electric Corporation for Singapore Telecommunications and Chunghwa Telecom will receive ground systems from Integral Systems.

The telecommunication satellite will offer fixed and mobile satellite services and IP-based solutions and replace its predecessor ST-1 to provide greater capacity and wider coverage and include emerging markets such as the Middle East.

For the satellite, Integral Systems will provide its EPOCH integrated product suite (IPS) to manage two complete satellite control centres (SCCs) for ST-2 under the contract.

The order also includes baseband telemetry, tracking, and control hardware, and EPOCH IPS command and control and OASYS orbital analysis software.

Integral Systems vice-president of Asian operations Yen Chen said that EPOCH IPS provides SingTel and Chunghwa Telecom an integrated, interoperable ground system that is multi-mission capable.

“The system will enable the customers to expand the system based on their operations philosophy as their business grows,” he said.

The primary control centre will be situated in Singapore, with a backup SCC and remote payload control centre in Taiwan.

The satellite is being developed under a joint venture by Singapore Telecommunications and Chunghwa Telecom and is scheduled for delivery in 2010.