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Space and Surveillance

The division is Norway’s’ largest supplier of equipment and services to the European Space Agency (ESA).

The Space & Surveillance division delivers a broad spectrum of equipment, systems and services related to space and maritime surveillance customers in more than 40 countries. The portfolio includes equipment and components for the European heavy-lift launcher Ariane 5, communication satellites, earth observation satellites and scientific space probes. The division is a world leading supplier of satellite ground stations for downloading and processing satellite data, as well as a supplier of satellite services from ground stations at Svalbard in the Arctic, the Antarctic and numerous other locations. The division is also a provider of maritime domain awareness systems and control centers for maritime surveillance, where integration of terrestrial and satellite data constitutes an important component.

The Space & Surveillance division consists of five operational units;

Launchers, earth observation and scientific programs

Space Systems is Norway’s leading supplier of equipment to scientific satellites, space probes and launchers. Through development, qualification, and delivery of products like attachment and release mechanisms, rotation and pointing mechanisms for solar wings and antennas, drive and control electronics, as well as electro optical systems, we are established as an important niche supplier to ESA and other European space operators.

Satellite communication

Satellite ground stations

Space Electronics delivers satellite on-board electronics for Telecommunications, Navigation, Search & Rescue, Earth Observation and Scientific programs.  Functions span from units for satellite remote control and telemetry (TT&C /TC&R) to frequency processing units, all using building blocks like SAW devices, hybrids, switch matrices, Local Oscillators and Converter Modules. Hardware from Space Electronics is, or has been, in use on more than 150 satellites orbiting  the Earth.10.000 SAW devices will have soon accumulated 100.000 years of fault free in-orbit operation. Space Electronics delivers globally to all major satellite prime manufacturers.

Space Ground Systems is a world leading provider of ground station systems for remote sensing and meteorological satellites. Our MEOS-system (Multi-mission Earth Observation System) provides complete turn-key solutions, including front end tracking antenna, data collection, Ground Station Control and Ground Station Networking, as well as solutions for image processing and other value added processing.  Space Ground Systems is also a provider of information and monitoring systems integrating comprehensive information on coastal-, sea- and land areas into a common operational picture.

Satellite Services

KSAT is also the world leading company for maritime monitoring and surveillances services using satellite based data from several radar and optical services. KSAT provides unbiased multi-mission near real time services providing accurate information based on satellites to users worldwide in less than 20 minutes from data acquisition. The combination of KSAT ground station network and services is unrivalled.Kongsberg Satellite Services AS (KSAT) is a Norwegian company, uniquely positioned to provide ground station and earth observation services for polar orbiting satellites. With three interconnected polar ground stations; Tromsø at 69°N, Svalbard (SvalSat) at 78°N and Antarctic TrollSat Station at 72°S, combined with a mid-latitude network of stations in South Africa, Dubai, Singapore and Mauritius, KSAT operates over 60 antennas optimally positioned for access to polar and geostationary orbiting satellites.

Maritime Surveillance

Kongsberg Norcontrol AS is a provider of high-end, real time situational awareness, decision support and management solutions and services for optimum safety, efficiency and security within the maritime domain. Typical solutions include Vessel Traffic Services (VTS), Vessel Tracking and Monitoring (VTM), Coastal and Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) surveillance, Critical National Infrastructure protection and River Information Systems (RIS). Provision of the right information, to the right user, at the right time through an intelligent common operational picture is paramount to timely decision making.

With a heritage of more than 40 years, our solutions are in-service with the world's leading maritime organisations, most successful port and coastal authorities, and safest offshore operators.