Share:Great to be Norwegian at National Space Symposium

KSAT got the chance to meet the lovely EU Commissionaire Mrs. Elzbieta Bienkowska at the National Space Symposium.

With a great turn-out on the “Taste of Norway”- event hosted by KSAT on Tuesday and signing of the agreement between U.S. Strategic Command and Norway for sharing space situational awareness (SSA) services and information on Wednesday, this was a good week to be Norwegian in Colorado Springs.
Around 160 people found their way to the Boeing Exhibit Pavilion for a taste of Norwegian Salmon and traditional Aquavit on Tuesday afternoon served in a setting of Norwegian flags and traditional clothes. The event has become an annual happening at the Symposium, and for many people this serves as a positive reminder of their own Norwegian heritage. Others say it brings back good memories from eventful years stationed in Norway.

Taste of Norway

Good turn-out and conversation at this year´s Taste of Norway event at NSS

As the prime operator of the ESA Sentinel Core Ground Segment, KSAT was invited to a reception hosted by the European Commission, and got the chance to talk about Norway as a key participating country in the Copernicus program with the lovely EU Commissionaire Mrs. Elzbieta Bienkowska. 

On Wednesday this week, U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) formally entered into an agreement with the Norwegian Ministry of Defence and Norwegian Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries to share space situational awareness (SSA) services and information. (See full Pressrelease

The arrangement will enhance awareness within the space domain and increase the safety of spaceflight operations. 
Norway joins 12 nations, two intergovernmental organizations (the European Space Agency and the European Organization for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites) and more than 60 commercial satellite owner/operator/launchers already participating in SSA data-sharing agreements with USSTRATCOM. 

Braxton and KSAT

Ed Baron from Braxton Technologies is welcomed by KSAT Sales Director Arild Jensen at the Norwegain event Tuesday.

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