Kongsberg Norspace wins orders for
deliveries to Inmarsat 6
Kongsberg Norspace wins
order with Airbus Defence and Space for state-of-the-art converters for two
Inmarsat-6 satellites worth up to 300 MNOK.
Kongsberg Norspace AS (KONGSBERG) has won a contract with Airbus Defence
and Space for providing highly integrated L-band Pre and Post processors for
the first two Inmarsat-6 satellites. The contract covers development and
delivery of flight hardware with a value of 250 - 300 million NOK. The
development is supported by ESA through the ARTES 3-4 program.
This contract comes six months after Inmarsat awarded Airbus Defence and
Space a contract to build the first two mobile communications satellites for
Inmarsat’s sixth-generation fleet. The spacecraft contain the Airbus Defence
and Space developed new generation modular digital processor and will provide
full routing flexibility over up to 8000 channels and dynamic power allocation
to over 200 spot beams in L-band, in addition to a Ka-band co-payload. The
SAW-based (Surface Acoustic Wave filters) L-band processors from KONGSBERG will
provide the phase coherent down and up-conversion from L-band to the digital
These new satellites will enhance the L-band services offered through Inmarsat’s
fourth generation (Inmarsat-4) fleet, where KONGSBERG also provided the
pre/post processors. The KONGSBERG deliveries for Inmarsat-6 encompass the best
of technologies within filtering, frequency generation, amplification,
conversion and switching.
“We are proud of the trust Airbus Defence and Space and Inmarsat have
placed in us by awarding this order. Airbus Defence and Space has been an
important customer for many years and this contract consolidates our leading
position in the mobile GEO satellite market, providing a foundation for growth
and further development”, says Ellen D. Tuset, President Kongsberg Norspace.
For further information:
Ellen Dahler Tuset,
President Kongsberg Norspace, mobile +47 9758 4250
Christian Hauglie-Hanssen, Executive Vice President Kongsberg Defence
mobile +47 9206 0043
Kongsberg Norspace AS is a wholly owned
subsidiary of Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace AS with registered office in
Horten, Norway. Kongsberg Norspace AS is specialized in electronic components
and equipment for use on board satellites. Products include analog and digital
signal processing equipment, frequency conversion and frequency generation
equipment and TT&C equipment for communications satellites.
KONGSBEG (OSE-ticker: KOG) is an international,
knowledge-based group delivering high
technology systems and solutions to clients within the oil and gas industry,
merchant marine, defence and aerospace. KONGSBERG has 7 700 employees located
in more than 25 countries and total revenues of NOK 17.0 billion in 2015.
information is subject to disclosure requirements pursuant to §5-12 of the
Norwegian Securities Trading Act.
view expressed herein can in no way be taken to reflect the official opinion of
the European Space Agency.