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200 MNOK satellite contract

Kongsberg Satellite Services (KSAT) is awarded a contract to provide ground station services to serve the ESA GMES program (Global Monitoring for Enviroment and Security). The contract covers services to the first three satellites, Sentinel 1, 2 and 3. The satellite program has a build up phase in 2013, and shall be operational until 2020.

Kongsberg Satellite Services ground station Svalbard

KSAT will be using the company’s ground stations in Svalbard Norway to provide services to the ESA GMES program. The Ground Stations will be operated from KSAT’s main office in Tromsø. The contract confirms KSATs position as the world leading provider of ground station services to polar orbiting satelliltes.

The frame contract is for five years of operation and has a value of approx. NOK 200 million.

For further information, please contact:

President Rolf Skatteboe, KSAT. mobile phone +47 91 19 89 85.