The development of a Norwegian satellite with radar detector is under way. Monitoring of maritime traffic will be improved when NorSat-3 is in orbit.
The Norwegian satellites NorSat-1 and NorSat-2 were successfully launched on Friday the 14th of July 2017. The two satellites will monitor maritime traffic and test science and technology payloads.
Earth observation involves all activities connected with the collection of information on the Earth’s surface or atmosphere from instruments on board satellites.
Telecommunications is the largest part of the Norwegian space sector, generating two-thirds of the sector’s annual turnover, or more than NOK 4 billion.
Satellite navigation has become one of the most important areas within the space sector, especially for Norway.