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GHGSat signs with KSAT for Satellite Constellation Operations
GHGSat is partnering with Kongsberg Satellite Services (KSAT) to provide satellite operations and control of their constellation of greenhouse gas monitoring spacecraft. KSAT will operate the current 5 commercial satellites in orbit.
Managing a constellation of satellites requires constant supervision, know-how and dedication. GHGSat, a global leader in high-resolution remote sensing of greenhouse gas emissions from space, is taking the next step to enhance secure and effective operation and control of their satellites as they swiftly expand their constellation.
Well known for its Ground Station Services and operating the largest commercial network with sites spanning all the continents, KSAT will provide services to GHGSat from the new Tromsø Satellite Operations Centre (TSOC). TSOC is a highly advanced operations centre designed to meet the specific needs for resilient and secure solutions, while being adaptable to manage multiple missions featuring different platforms and Mission Control Systems. The service is fully integrated with the Ground Station Network, ensuring seamless scheduling, tasking and ground station operation.
KSAT has worked with GHGSat since 2019 with their emissions data from their first satellite for the Earth Observation services. Since 2021, KSAT also supports the constellation from the Global Ground Station network. This new step – Satellite Operations – is yet another milestone in the collaboration.
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