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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.

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