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 five commercial satellites that are on-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.
KSAT will provide services to GHGSat from the company’s new Tromsø Satellite Operations Center (TSOC), a highly advanced, operations center designed to meet 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 EO services. Since 2021, KSAT also supports the GHGSat constellation from their Global Ground Station network. This new step, Satellite Operations, is yet another milestone in the collaboration. Adding Mission and Satellite Control as a service to their portfolio, KSAT has become a one-stop solution for all ground operation needs.
The combination of highly automated procedures and the experience of the KSAT operations ensures that every spacecraft can be safely controlled from LEOP (Launch and Early Operations), through routine operations and de-orbiting.
“We are honored with GHGSat’s trust and continued business as we expand our presence in the value chain of 24/7 mission critical services. We are excited to include a NewSpace constellation into our portfolio of Satellite Operations Services,” said Amund Nylund, KSAT COO.
“Our experience with KSAT’s ground segment systems/services has paved the way to broadening our collaboration to include satellite operations for our growing constellation. The partnership enables us to stay focused on our mission and expertise, which is to deliver valuable, actionable emissions data and intelligence to customers worldwide,” said Stephane Germain, GHGSat President and CEO.