KSAT

Brief description and previous relevant experience

The KSAT Earth Observation products and services include near real-time and off-line products and monitoring services. The company currently operates four ground stations; the Tromso Station at 69°39´N 18°56´E, Svalbard Satellite Station (SvalSat) at 78°15´N 15°80´E., Grimstad, (South Norway) at 58°20´N 8°21´E and TrollSat 72°S 2°E. (Antarctica). These stations all have direct data capture systems that acquire the raw data from the satellite directly to disks. KSAT downloads data from more than 70 Earth Observation satellites, including 10-15 relevant high resolution SAR and optical EO satellites.

In total, the KSAT antenna park consists of more than 47 antennas located worldwide. KSAT is providing a global ground station network consisting of both polar and mid-latitude stations as illustrated below:

KSAT has proven track record and provides operational near real-time services within the maritime sector, such as oil and ship detection where information to customers is guaranteed to be within 30 minutes of initial data acquisition (Clean Sea Network for EMSA).

KSAT also focuses on developing new services based on user requirements, e.g. real-time image access for navigation, snow cover mapping, detection and tracking of icebergs , customized multi-mission data acquisition and delivery.

KSAT has a formalized cooperation with UNOSAT-UNITAR that includes development of relevant joint Earth Observation services in order to improve rapid access and dissemination of satellite data for humanitarian aid and crisis management. During the TRIPLEX exercises in 2004, 2006 and 2008 KSAT and UNOSAT-UNITAR showed that imagery-derived information can be received by field actors in less than four hours after image acquisition. KSAT has participated in a number of national and international projects.

Main tasks in project

KSAT will be the main GMES data provider for GEO-PICTURES and will deliver customized services in order to meet the needs of the GEO-PICTURES users to access satellite imagery in near-real-time from multiple satellite missions. This includes development of web-based user-tool for ordering and delivering satellite and delivery of geo-referenced images and derived maps (produced by UNOSAT) to any location in the world over minimal internet connection.
 
 
 

GMES AND EARTH OBSERVATION COMBINED WITH POSITION BASED IMAGE AND SENSOR COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY FOR UNIVERSAL RESCUE, EMERGENCY AND SURVEILLANCE. FOR MORE INFO, PLEASE CONTACT THE PROJECT SECRETARIAT AT ANSUR TECHNOLOGIES.