Kongsberg Satellite Services (KSAT) and the US based satellite operator Maxar has prolonged and extended an existing contract related to data reception from and control of Maxar existing and coming Earth Observation Satellites.
«The cooperation with Maxar is important for KSAT and this contract strengthens KSAT’s position as the world leading provider of Ground stations as a service. Satellite data reception and control is a key competence for KSAT», said Rolf Skatteboe, President and CEO of KSAT.
The service will be delivered from several ground stations in KSAT network which spans more than 25 locations worldwide, and KSAT will build two new stations in Australia and in Maspalomas, the Canary Islands to support Maxar. The antennas are controlled from the Tromsø Network Operation Centre, (TNOC) located at the Headquarters of KSAT in Tromsø, Norway. The contract will strengthen the company’s position as a world’s leading provider of services related to satellite operation, data reception and control.
For more information contact:
Rolf Skatteboe, CEO and President KSAT, +47 911 98 985
Ronny Lie, Chief Communication Officer, Kongsberg Gruppen, +47 916 10 798
Jan Erik Hoff, Group Vice President Investor Relations Kongsberg Gruppen, +47 991 11 916
KSAT is a commercial satellite centre owned 50% by KONGSBERG and 50% by Space Norway AS. KSAT is headquartered in Tromsø, Norway with branch offices in Svalbard, Oslo, Stockholm and in the US. KSAT owns and operates 25 ground stations world-wide including Svalbard Norway and Antarctica, with a total of more than 200 antenna installations. KSAT ground stations are ideally located for both TT&C (Telemetry, Tracking & Control), launch support, as well as data reception and near real-time Earth Observation services. The company is a world leading provider of maritime situational awareness data based on data from Syntetic Aperture Radar (SAR) satellites and related information for Maritime Situational Awareness.
Kongsberg (OSE-ticker: KOG) is an international, knowledge-based group that supplies high-tech systems and solutions to customers in the merchant navy and oil & gas, defence and aerospace industries. Kongsberg has almost 11,000 employees in 40 countries. Follow us on Twitter: @kongsbergasa.