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New NASA Satellite Contract for Kongsberg Satellite Services

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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.

Source: Nortrade

Published: October 3, 2022