A new Norwegian satellite, will be built to investigate solar radiation, space weather and detect ship traffic. Inititally named NORSAT-1, the launch is planned for 2015. The NSC will coordinate the development and the integration of the instruments.
"The Norwegian Space Center will, during 2013, acquire a new small satellite, initially named NORSAT-1, to perform various scientific experiments," says Magne Osmundsen, senior advisor for industry coordination at the Norwegian Space Centre and project manager for the new satellite.
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(Photo: T.Abrahamsen, Norwegian Space Centre)