Our mission is to own and lease out space-related infrastructure, and to make other investments in space-related activities.
Space Norway as in brief
Space Norway as (formerly Norsk Romsenter Eiendom as) was established in 1995 as a subsidiary of the Norwegian Space Centre to act as a vehicle for the Centre’s operational activities.
The company owns the fibre optic cable between Svalbard and mainland Norway. The cable is a key element of Norway’s infrastructure in the Arctic. Space Norway owns a 50 % stake in Kongsberg Satellite Services (KSAT). KSAT was established by the Norwegian Space Centre, Space Norway, and the Kongsberg Group in 2001. KSAT reads data from satellites that are observing the Earth from space. The company is the largest of its kind in the world and has enjoyed excellent growth in the international market.
From 2015, Space Norway will have at its disposal satellite-based communications capacity providing coverage of the Troll Research Station in Antarctica. The solution on board the Thor 7 satellite has been developed in cooperation with Telenor. Space Norway is also the owner of Statsat AS, a company that will manage small satellites owned by the Norwegian state, such as AISSat. Space Norway will investigate the possibility of establishing new projects in space-related activities based in Norway, whether alone or in cooperation with others.