KSAT has added satellite and mission control as a service to their business portfolio — a dedicated group will perform satellite and mission adapted satellite and payload services for the entire life span of the spacecraft — this will increase operational reliability and reduce the cost of operations.
KSAT’s state-of-the-art Satellite Operation Center will provide both hands-on and automated systems for managing satellites from launch to decommissioning. It is closely integrated with the global ground network, ensuring seamless scheduling, tasking and ground station operation.
One of the first missions where KSAT will be providing this service is for the Arctic Satellite Broadband Mission (ASBM), a satellite-based broadband in the Arctic. Space Norway will be the contractor of this mission, in cooperation with Inmarsat , offering mobile broadband coverage to end-users in the Arctic.
The highly advanced, mission-adapted operations have been designed to meet the specific needs for resilient and secure solutions of the government users. At the same time, KSAT provides flexible and virtualized solutions to meet the needs of the purely commercial clients, including an automated operations concept. The service is fully integrated with the company’s Ground Station Network and industry-proven software.
The company can ensure that every spacecraft is safely guided from LEOP, through routine operations and de-orbiting. With Satellite Operation by KSAT, customers can rely on…
- Automated satellite and payload services for the entire spacecraft lifecycle
- Standard and mission-tailored satellite operations
- Flight dynamics, collision control and satellite maneuvering
- Mission-tailored automated and operator-driven procedures
- Automated contingency procedures
“I’m very pleased to offer satellite and mission control to our partners and customers as an integrated service. This shows that KSAT is at the forefront and with this new capacity, we can provide a one-stop solution for all ground operation needs,” said Rolf Skatteboe, CEO at KSAT.