Kongsberg Satellite Services in Tromsø has signed a framework contract with Honeywell STI of the US for downloading data from NASA satellites to the SvalSat downloading station on Svalbard (Spitsbergen). Honeywell STI is responsible for operating all NASA's ground stations. The contract will carry a price tag of about MNOK 140 over a five-year period.
The contract confirms SvalSat's position as the world's largest ground station for satellites in polar orbit, measured in either the volume of data downloaded or financial volume. Including the Honeywell contract, Kongsberg Satellite Services has signed contracts for a total of MNOK 280 in the past six months.
Kongsberg Satellite Services of Tromsø is jointly and equally owned by Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace and the Norwegian Space Centre. Kongsberg Satellite Services operates a total of six large downloading antennae on Svalbard (SvalSat). In addition to SvalSat, the company is engaged in satellite control and data downloading at a station in Tromsø. Moreover, the company develops and sells services for weather, climate and environmental monitoring based on satellite data.
For further information, please contact: President Rolf Skatteboe Kongsberg Satellite Services AS Mobile phone: 47 911 98985