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Kongsberg Satellite Services will deliver services to NASA

Kongsberg Satellite Services (KSAT) has signed an expanded contract extension for satellite ground services to the National Aeronautic and Space Administration (NASA).

KSAT  will deliver operations support and data collection from the  US meteorological satellites S-NPP and JPSS. The agreement  has a frame value of 43,8 MUSD (approx. 360 MNOK) for the  period 2017-2022.  

The services will be delivered from the Svalbard Ground  Station in Norway and Troll Ground Station in Queen Maud  Land. The activities are coordinated from KSAT Tromsø  Network Operation Center (TNOC), located at the company  headquarters in Tromsø, Norway.  

This is a fixed price contract for the period 2017 - 2022.  The maximum value, including all options, is approximately  $43.8 million (approx. 360 MNOK). Including this contract  KSAT's order backlog is approx. NOK 2,8 billion (not  recognized in KONGSBERG's reported backlog due to accounting  practices).  

KSAT provides services related to both data reception from  and control of satellites in polar orbits. The ground  station in the Arctic (Svalbard) and Antarctica (Troll) are  the core elements in the stations "pole-to-pole" concept  enabling data reception from critical environmental  satellites every 50 minutes. 

The contract strengthens the  company's position as the worlds leading provider of  satellite operations services.   

KSAT is a commercial satellite centre owned 50% by KONGSBERG  and 50% by the Department of Trade and Industry through  Space Norway. KSAT is situated in Tromsø, Norway, with  ground stations located at 15 different locations world  wide, including Tromsø, Svalbard, Dubai, South Africa,  Singapore, Mauritius and the Antarctic. KSAT operates more  than 120 antenna installations and supports approximately  100 different satellite systems more than 30 000 times per  month. KSAT is immaculately located for both TT&C (Telemetri  tracking & Control), launch support, as well as data  reception and near real time Earth Observation services.