Norwegian Space Centre Awards AISSat-3 Project to SFL
While AISSat-2 is ready and waiting for its launch, Norway has awarded a contract to SFL to build AISSat-3, a third satellite that will carry an Automatic Identification System (AIS) receiver into space to monitor ship traffic in Norwegian territorial waters. The decision to move forward with the AISSat-3 program was based on a desire to increase coverage and provide for on-orbit redundancy. Once AISSat-3 is completed and launched, it will open a new era in Norwegian maritime monitoring, wherein a constellation of satellites owned and operated by Norway, as end user, will provide much needed and timely coverage of maritime activities in the far north.
“SFL is very pleased that Norway sees great value in our satellites and services and looks forward to continued collaboration in the future,” says Dr. Robert E. Zee, Director, SFL.