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Satellite Operations & Services

At General Dynamics, We Have Legacy In Space.

At General Dynamics, we have a legacy in space: decades of experience flying the world's most sophisticated spacecraft; the expertise to provide technological solutions and satellite engineering support; and the strength and stability that comes from a Fortune 500 company.

Our teams of experienced engineers, operations professionals and program managers ensure we continually deliver unsurpassed competence, customer focus and program performance. Our customers select us, and then continue to request us by name, time and again. Spacecraft systems and subsystems engineering, mission planning, ground systems engineering and management, communications and network services are our core competencies. NASA, the U.S. Air Force, the U.S. Navy and commercial customers around the world rely on our people.

Spacecraft Operations Services

For more than two decades, General Dynamics has worked side-by-side with the U.S. Navy at the Naval Satellite Operations Center (NAVSOC), in support of communication satellites and scientific payloads that enable Naval operations worldwide. We provide spacecraft engineering services for the Navy's Fleet Satellite (FLTSAT) Constellation, UHF Follow-on (UFO) Constellation, Polar/Extremely High Frequency (EHF) Payload, and GEOSAT Follow-On (GFO) missions.

As the Navy moves forward and adds the Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) to its satellite fleet, we will be there to continue providing exceptional satellite engineering services and unmatched experience to our customers.

Landsat Mission Operations Element

As the trusted partner of the U.S. Geological Survey, General Dynamics is providing the development and flight operations activity for the Landsat multi-satellite Mission Operations Center including both the Landsat 8 and Landsat 9 spacecrafts.


Through our SpacePlex®, a state-of-the-art space and communications services facility in Las Cruces, NM, we provide customers a way to minimize their capital investment for unique satellite support infrastructure and avoid direct labor costs by using SpacePlex dedicated resources. The SpacePlex performance record includes satellite engineering, command/control, satellite monitoring and back-up services, teleport services, network management, data management and operational maintenance.

Satellite Communication Services

As a major provider of Iridium® satellite services and support to U.S. and foreign governments, General Dynamics Satellite Communication Services give you access to the world with communication products for the Iridium system. The Iridium system allows true global roaming by communicating directly through satellites. Our Iridium Satellite Communication Services give you access to the world with commercial communication products and services.

  • Blue Tick Global Tracking System
  • Mobile Satellite Services and Equipment
  • Fixed Satellite Services and Equipment
  • Design, Engineering and Maintenance Support Services
  • U.S. Government Contracts: DISA/DITCO, GSA

To request a quote, download this form, and email it to service.delivery@gd-ms.com.