(c) ESA, CNES, Arianespace. Several Norwegian companies contribute to the Ariane launcher program,Norwegian space industry has combined revenues on the order of 8 billion NOK per year. The various businesses are spread around the entire country and represent a wide variety of technologies and industries.
Established industrial corporations such as the the KONGSBERG Group, NAMMO and Telenor all have extensive space activities. In addition there are several start-ups and SMEs and reserach institutions. See our member section for the full list.
Norwegian space activities are to a large extent developed through national membership in the European Space Agency (ESA), where Norway became a member in 1978. Norway also participate as a full member in EUs programmes such as Galileo, Copernicus and Horizon 2020.
Through the membership in ESA and participation in the EU space programs and Horizon2020, Norwegian companies secure their opportunities for participation in the various space projects in Europe.
Norwegian companies work closely with European and US space industry and a number of other international actors.
(c) NASA, ESA, ISS
(c) ASC. Andoya Space Centre have been launching sounding rockets since the 1960s.The scope of the Norwegian space industry
NIFRO has a diverse set of members, including manufacturers, R&D-institutes, satellite operators and developers as well as both large and small-scale businesses related to the Upstream and Downstream sectors within the space industry. The technologies and services include the following:
- Satellite components and sub-systems
- Propulsion and the development of souding rockets
- Satellite development
- Launch facilities for sounding rocket and balloon operations
- Ground stations and systems for satellite communication and operation
- Space Science
- Space Education
- Services to the space sector
(c) Ruben Wu, KSAT has the biggest network of ground satations in the world.