Through this contract, Kongsberg Satellite Services shall among other things offer services to the NASA NPP (NPOESS preparatory Program) satellite as well as the upcoming NPOESS satellites. NPOESS is the back-bone of the next generation US environmental and meteorological satellites.
Kongsberg Satellite Services is owned 50 percent by Kongsberg Defense and Aerospace and 50 percent by Norwegian Space Centre. The company has its main office in Tromsø and is operating satellite control and data reception facilities in Tromsø, Svalbard, Grimstad and in Antarctica. In addition to services related to satellite operation and control, Kongsberg Satellite Services provides services in the area of marine surveillance, especially oil spill and ship detection.