Looking for a specific product?

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

Spanish/Norwegian satellite program on hold

The Spanish and Norwegian Ministries of Defence have reviewed the way forward concerning the Communication Satellite cooperation programme - HISNORSAT.

The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Spain and Norway concerning the cooperation for the procurement, launch, and operation of a new communications satellite in X and military Ka frequency bands owned by Hisdesat and the Norwegian Armed Forces was signed by the Defence Ministers on September 7, 2010.

Norway and Spain have revisited the assumptions and prerequisites for the programme. The expected decrease in demand in the market of satellite communications capacity will increase the risk to the programme business plan.

The increased risks have made the parties review the way forward of the HISNORSAT programme. As an immediate result, Spain and Norway have agreed to end the present HISNORSAT investment programme.

The nations will within a deadline of 2014 continue to work in a common approach to elaborate future satellite communications, acknowledging the advantages and synergies which can accrue from bilateral collaboration.

Related news

Latest news

World's fastest ROV? - Project ROST

Traditionally, all cleaning has been carried out from a workboat,

New regional manager takes the helm in key oil and gas markets for DNV GL

Elaborating on the differences in the energy markets which now lie under his new responsibilities in DNV GL,

DNV GL launches certification framework and recommended practice for Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS)

The recommended practice DNVGL-RP-F104 Design and operation of carbon dioxide pipelines, 

DNV GL launches new JDP to test biodegradable lubricants

The test programme will investigate such aspects as hydrodynamic oil film formation,

ROV contracts in Brazil

The new contracts and contract extensions give 1 630 days of ROV services...

Steinsvik Secures a Contract for its First Concrete Barge

Steinsvik’s well-known steel barge design is now complemented by a new and innovative concrete barge design.

Searching for the best biological solutions

AKVA group’s biologists play a key role to ensure that the company’s technology not only meets fish welfare requirements, but also provides the best possible conditions for the fish.

Elisabeth Maråk Støle appointed managing director of Forskningsselskapet SørVest AS

Elisabeth Maråk Støle will take up her position on 1 April 2018 at the latest.

TIME SCALE

We are building chambers for tomatoes to grow in space. The aim is to give food to astronauts going to Mars.