Kongsberg Spacetec


Kongsberg Spacetec

Infobox Company
company_name = Kongsberg Spacetec AS
company_type = Private
foundation = 1984
location = Tromsø, Norway
key_people = Bjørn Arne Kanck (President)
area_served = Global
industry = Space
products =
parent = Kongsberg Gruppen
subsid =
homepage = http://www.spacetec.no
footnotes =

Kongsberg Spacetec is a company of Kongsberg Gruppen (KOG) in Norway. The company is a supplier of satellite ground stations and systems for SAR and optical sensors.

The company has made hardware and software for satellite ground stations since 1984. Here are some of the installations [http://www.spacetec.no/docs/installations] . Picture [ [http://www.flickr.com/photos/togr/245618580/ Kongsberg Spacetec Svalbard sur Flickr : partage de photos ! ] ] from an installation at Svalbard.

Kongsberg Spacetec is co-located with Kongsberg Satellite Services [http://www.ksat.no Home - Kongsberg Satellite Services ] ] , the operator of three ground stations: Tromsø Satellite Station, Svalbard Satellite Station and Troll Satellite Station, co-located with Troll research station.

Many employees are graduated from University of Tromsø [ [http://www.phys.uit.no/~plasma/HvemErVi/WhoAreWe.htm Plasmalab ] ]

History (brief)

* 1920 - [http://www.tgo.uit.no/hist/history.html Space activities] started in Tromsø

* 1984 - Spacetec established

* 1987 - Built the European ERS-1/2 ground segment

* 1994 - Fully owned by the Kongsberg Group/KDA

Supplier to/of

* European Space Agency (ESA) [ [http://dup.esrin.esa.it/companies/summaryc124.asp Data User Element ] ]
* EUMETSAT [ [http://kog.itum.com/eng/kog/News/default.asp?id=27711 News - Kongsberg Gruppen ] ]
* RADARSAT-2 processor (MDA) [ [http://www.earthtoday.net/news/viewpr.html?pid=10933 Norway and Canada Continue Earth Observation Co-operation with Radarsat-2 Program | Earth Today ] ]
* Envisat ASAR processor [http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/Xplore/login.jsp?url=/iel5/7695/21051/00978237.pdf]
* NASA Goddard Space Flight Center [ [http://www.eomag.eu/articles/325/ImportantNASAcontractawardedKongsbergSpacetec Eomag!: Important NASA contract awarded Kongsberg Spacetec ] ] [ [http://isd.gsfc.nasa.gov/Papers/DOC/RCSGOGomez.pdf EOS Operations Systems: Planned and Proposed Changes to Reduce Operations Costs ] ]
* Norwegian Meteorological Institute [http://retro.met.no/english/r_and_d_activities/publications/2004/16_2004/report_16_2004.pdf]
* Planck satellite - Low Frequency Instrument [ [http://www.astro.uio.no/ita/nfr_prosjekter/lilje/Planck.html NFR-prosjekter ] ]
* UK Met Office
* KSAT [ [http://www.eomag.eu/articles/502/KongsbergSpacetecnews Eomag!: Kongsberg Spacetec news ] ]
* GlobICE project [ [http://dup.esrin.esa.it/projects/summaryp67.asp Data User Element ] ]
* Chinese Academy of Science [ [http://www.accessmylibrary.com/coms2/summary_0286-6026125_ITM Kongsberg Spacetec AS wins satellite ground station system contract in China. | Nordic Business Report (February, 2003) ] ]
* Norwegian Computing Center [ [http://www.nr.no/pages/samba/rs_konserv NR - Norwegian Computing Center ] ]
* KNMI [ [http://www.knmi.nl/publications/showAbstract.php?id=368 KNMI HDF5 Data Format Specification, v3.5 ] ]
* NORUT IT [ [http://en.itek.norut.no/content/download/2343762/4814243/file/Annual%20Report%20IT%202002.pdf Monitoring the Arctic Sea Ice ] ]
* The ESA/ESRIN ATSR Browse Generation System (ABS) [ [http://esapub.esrin.esa.it/eoq/eoq52/buon52.htm The ESA/ESRIN ATSR Browse Generation System (ABS) ] ]
* ICEMON [ [http://www.nersc.no/ICEMON/consortium.php ICEMON project page at NERSC ] ]
* EuroClim [http://publications.nr.no/paper-igarss2002-EuroClim.pdf]

References

See also

* [http://www.tgo.uit.no/hist/history.html The history of the Auroral Observatory]

External links

* [http://www.spacetec.no/ Kongsberg Spacetec website]


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