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Kongsberg Spacetec contracted for satellite ground segment equipment


April 4, 2014 By Richard Tomkins  (UPI)


A Norwegian company has been tapped by Raytheon to provide data receiving equipment for a U.S. satellite system.


KONGSBERG, Norway-- Kongsberg Spacetec AS of Norway has been contracted by Raytheon to provide data receiving equipment for the ground segment of a weather satellite program.


The company provided no details as to the monetary value of the award but said the contract for the Joint Polar Satellite System program “has a significant potential” for extensions, maintenance/support work and technical updates.


The satellite program is to provide enhanced weather and climate reporting. The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will operate the system.


Raytheon, working under a NASA contract, is the prime contractor for the JPSS ground segment.


Kongsberg Spacetec, or KSPT, said it will deliver standard products for reception of high-speed satellite data, but will also develop new systems for processing, storing and distributing the data.


“This contract, along with the contract awarded to KSPT a couple of years ago for delivery of similar systems to the European Space Agency for receiving data from Sentinel satellites, makes Kongsberg Spacetec a world-leading supplier of this type of equipment.”

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