Andreas Hay Kaljord
International Sales Manager
KSAT provides Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) and optical satellite imagery for ice detection and monitoring. SAR is a well-suited sensor for sea ice monitoring due to its ability to image the sea surface through darkness and clouds. SAR imagery can cover huge areas (up to 500x500 km), and due to the polar orbits of the SAR satellites, potential image acquisition frequency increases with latitude.
KSAT has licenses and equipment to task, downlink and process SAR imagery from all the relevant commercial SAR satellites in orbit. In addition, KSAT owns and operates the world’s largest commercial ground station at the island of Svalbard (SvalSAT) and the TrollSAT ground station in Antarctica. By downlinking imagery to these stations, global imagery can be accessed and delivered extremely fast.