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Norway’s new space director

15 June, 2018

Christian Hauglie-Hanssen is the Norwegian Space Centre’s new director general. How does he envision Norway’s future in space?

NorSat-1 in orbit. Illustration: Snøball

New Norwegian satellite to detect radar signals

11 January, 2018

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.

NorSat-1 (i bakgrunnen) og NorSat-2 (foran) i bane over Lofoten og Nord-Norge. Grafikk: T. Abrahamsen/Space Norway AS

Romåret 2017

27 November, 2017

Her er det viktigste begivenhetene og oppdagelsene i rommet i året som gikk, både internasjonalt og i Norge.

Norwegian AIS-satellites see far more ships

22 November, 2017

The improved AIS-receiver on the Norwegian satellites launched this summer detects 60% more ships than their precursors.

NorSat-2 (markert med rød sirkel) på det øverste trinnet av Sojus-bæreraketten under oppskyting. Illustrasjon: Glavkosmos

NorSat-1 and NorSat-2 launched!

12 July, 2017

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.

The memorandum of understanding for sounding rocket research is signed in Tokyo on the 16th of January 2015 between JAXA and the Norwegian Space Centre. Photo: JAXA

Japanese-Norwegian agreement for sounding rocket research

26 January, 2015

Japan and Norway have signed a memorandum of understanding for sounding rocket research on the aurora and space weather.

AISSat-2 is Norway's second national satellite and will monitor maritime traffic from space. Illustration: Norsk Romsenter/FFI/NASA

Norway's second satellite launched

10 July, 2014

AISSat-2, Norway's second national satellite, was launched on the 8th of July 2014. Like its predecessor, AISSat-1, the new satellite will monitor maritime traffic from space.

The planned Norwegian satellite Norsat-1. Illustration: T. Abrahamsen

Canadians Win Norwegian Satellite Contract

14 June, 2013

The University of Toronto will build the platform for the Norwegian satellite NORSAT-1.

Konstellasjon av satellitter i det europeiske navigasjonssystemet Galileo. Illustrasjon: ESA/J. Huart

Norway's space industry sees solid returns

08 May, 2013

Each krone invested in the Norwegian space industry yields a return of almost 5 kroner, shows a report from the Norwegian Space Centre.

The planned Norwegian satellite Norsat-1. Illustration: T. Abrahamsen

New Norwegian Satellite - NORSAT-1

07 February, 2013

A new Norwegian satellite, will be built to investigate solar radiation, space weather and detect ship traffic. Inititally named NORSAT-1, the launch is planned for 2015. The NSC will coordinate the development and the integration of the instruments.