Norwegian Space Centre

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Norwegian Space Centre
Norsk Romsenter
Norwegian Space Centre logo.png
Acronym NSC
Owner Norway
Headquarters Skøyen, Oslo
Website www.spacecentre.no

The Norwegian Space Centre (NSC) (Norwegian: Norsk Romsenter) is a Norwegian government agency that promotes space exploration.

Norsk Romsenter (NSC)[edit]

Established in 1987 when Norway joined the European Space Agency (ESA), NSC is an agency of the Norwegian Ministry of Trade and Industry. Its aim is to contribute to the growth of space-related high tech industry in Norway. It administers Norway's membership of ESA and the Norwegian state's 90% interest in the Andøya Space Center. The centre is located in Oslo and the nearest commuter train station is Skøyen station. The Hinode Science Data Centre (SDC) Europe was developed through the Norwegian Space Centre, at the Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics, University of Oslo, as part of ESA's contribution to the Hinode mission.[1]

Goals and aims[edit]

  • Create 10% annual growth in the space sector
  • Meet national user needs
  • Attain a leading international position in space research
  • Maintain a leading role in space-related ground infrastructure
  • Contribute to knowledge of space research as a social good

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