OHB Sweden and Space Norway sign a new satellite contract

Space Norway and OHB Sweden, have signed a contract to build, launch and operate a micro satellite, called ADIS, which is based on the OHB Sweden’s InnoSat platform.

The Application Development Infrastructure in Space (ADIS) satellite is a microsatellite mission by Space Norway AS hosting a wideband frequency agile SDR payload as its primary payload and a VDES payload as its secondary payload. OHB Sweden’s flight proven InnoSat microsatellite platform has been selected to host the payloads together with supporting antennas and subsystems for wideband communication.

OHB Sweden’s responsibility in this mission includes: overall system level space segment design based on the InnoSat platform, integration and testing, launch, Mission Control Software (RAMSES) and LEOP and In-Orbit-Commissioning services.

Space Norway will be the owner and operator of the ADIS satellite. The first task the satellite will embark upon is to demonstrate satellite-based Internet of Things services in the frequency range 1500-5000 MHz. These demonstrations will be conducted on behalf of the European Space Agency and will support the regulatory process both in Europe and globally through the ITU towards WRC-27. The payloads will be provided by Space Norway through Norwegian subcontractors Kongsberg Discovery AS, Seatex (VDES) and Widenorth AS (SDR). A third Norwegian company, Comrod AS, is also involved in designing antenna solutions for the ADIS satellite.

The satellite is planned to be launched in 2025.

Benoit Mathieu, Managing Director of OHB Sweden:

“We are very glad to work together with such an experienced and well-established customer as Space Norway  in supporting highly innovative space-based IoT services on the ADIS mission. I am happy to see that InnoSat #7 has found a customer which values innovation just like us. ”

Dag H. Stølan, CEO Space Norway:

“We are pleased to have signed contract with OHB Sweden on our ADIS satellite mission and to be  part of the first Swedish-Norwegian satellite project. Myself and the project team are looking forward to working closely with the highly skilled and experienced team at OHB Sweden.”

About Space Norway

Space Norway’s assets and operations include technology and infrastructure in an area where the Norwegian Government has a need for control and supervision. Space Norway is 100 % owned by the Norwegian Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries and represents a key part of the Norwegian Government’s activities and assets in the space sector.

About OHB Sweden

OHB Sweden is a provider of complete space missions, satellites as well as spacecraft subsystems. With more than 30 years of proven success from a wide range of space missions in low and geostationary orbit as well as spacecraft for interplanetary missions, OHB Sweden has acquired a first-class reputation offering reliable and innovative solutions to its customers. The key expertise from OHB Sweden lies in small satellites, AOCS and propulsion subsystems.


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