Kongsberg Satellite Services (KSAT) is awarded a contract to provide ground station services for USA's National Space and Aeronautical and Space Administration (NASA).
The Norwegian company has been chosen to serve the next generation weather satellites developed by NASA.
KSAT will be using the company’s ground stations in Svalbard Norway and in Antarctica to provide services to the Japanese satellite GCOM-W1 and the NASA satellites JPSS. The Ground Stations will be operated from KSAT’s main office in Tromsø.
A company press release sstates that the contract confirms KSATs position as the world leading provider of ground station services to polar orbiting satellites.
The contract is for 5 years of operation, and is valued at around NOK 132 million.