Looking for a specific product?

Make a search for products & suppliers, articles & news.

New NASA satellite contract for Norway

Kongsberg Satellite Services (KSAT) is awarded a contract to provide ground station services to serve the next generation weather satellites developed by USA's National Space and Aeronautical and Space Administration (NASA).

KSAT will be using the company’s ground stations in Svalbard Norway and in Antarctica to provide services both to the NASA satellites JPSS and NPP as well as to the Japanese satellite GCOM-W1. The Ground Stations will be operated from KSAT’s main office in Tromsø.

The contract is for 5 years of operation. The contract value is approx. MNOK 132 (USD 22). 
  
A company press release states that the contract confirms KSATs position as the world leading provider of ground station services to polar orbiting satellites.
 
KSAT is a commercial satellite centre owned 50% by KONGSBERG and 50% by the Department of Trade and Industry through the Norwegian Space Centre Property.

KSAT is situated in Tromsø, Norway with ground stations in Tromsø, Svalbard, Grimstad, Dubai, South Africa, Singapore, Mauritius and the Antarctic. KSAT is immaculately located for both TT&C (Telemetry, tracking & Control), launch support, as well as data reception and Near real-time Earth Observation services.

Associated companies:


Related news

Latest news

Over 45,000 businesses risk EU energy fines for non-compliance

The previous compliance date of 5th December 2015,

“An Incredibly reliable net cleaning system”

Our predator nets are prone to fouling with scallops and mussels,

“An Incredibly reliable net cleaning system”

Good knowledge enables the customer to get the most out of the product. 

DNV GL initiates energy storage standard for Australia

DNV GL will lead the project and prepare a draft proposal for the standard,

Kvale acts for foreign ship owners in a direct action case

The case is against a Norwegian P&I underwriter and the alleged tortfeasor following a collision in the Singapore strait. Recently, the Supreme Court rendered a verdict on the issue of whether Norwegian courts hav...

Kvale recognized by IAM Patent 1000 2018

Kvale's IP-team receives great review from IAM Patent 1000 "The world's leading patent professionals 2018". 

Positive winds at the SeaWork International trade fair

- This is the place to be,

DNV GL and Brodosplit sign class contract for Quark polar expedition vessel

Quark has a long history of civilian polar exploration.

Elkem sustainability magazine 2017 and GRI report for 2017 is ready

Corporate social responsibility is one of the building...