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Tuesday 23 October, 2001

Schroder Inv.Mgmnt

Rule8 -Orbital Software Hldgs

Schroder Investment Management
23 October 2001

                                                                  FORM 8.1/8.3
 Date of Disclosure:     23/10/01



     DISCLOSURE UNDER RULES 8.1 (a), 8.1 (b)(i), AND 8.3 OF THE CITY CODE
                          ON TAKEOVERS AND MERGERS


Date of Dealing:     22/10/01

Dealing in:     ORBITAL SOFTWARE HOLDINGS plc

(1)     Class of securities (e.g. ordinary shares):          ORDINARY 5p SHARES

(2)     Amount bought          Amount sold           Price per unit (p)

                                  50,000                     0.23

(3)     Resultant total of the same class owned or controlled:     550,000

        Percentage of class:     1.22%

(4)     Party making disclosure:     SCHRODER INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT LIMITED

(5)     EITHER (a) Name of purchaser/vendor (Note 1) :

        OR     (b) If dealing for discretionary client(s), name of fund
                   management organisation:

               SCHRODER INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT LIMITED

 6. Reason for disclosure (Note 2)
    (a) associate of (i) offeror (Note 3)               NO: x YES: o
                     (ii) offeree company               NO: x YES: o

    Specify which category or categories of associate (1-8 overleaf):     6

    If category (8), explain:

   (b) Rule 8.3 (i.e. disclosure because of ownership or control of 1% or
        more of the class of relevant securities dealt in).
                                                   YES: x      NO: o


Signed on behalf of the party named in (4) above: 
.................................

(Also print name of signatory): Alison Dunn

Telephone and extension number: 020 7658 2959