Rolf Skatteboe



Kingdom of Norway

Kongsberg Satellite Services AS (KSAT) is a commercial Norwegian company, providing ground station and earth observation services using polar orbiting satellites. KSAT has more than 70 antenna installed at various locations around the globe, and is the world leading provider of services related to satellite data reception and control.

KSAT’s unbiased, multi-mission maritime monitoring including oil spill and ship detection as well integrated environmental monitoring services as services have been provided to coastguards, pollution-control authorities and oil companies since 1998.

In 2014 the company had 550 MNOK revenues and 26% EBITA. The company has 140 employees


  • MSc, Medical Physics and Biomedical engineering, Norwegian Institute of Technology, 1984
  • MSc, GeoPhysics, University of Saskatchewan, Canada, 1994
  • Several management courses at AFF, Norwegian Institute of Economics and administration


  • President / CEO Kongsberg Satellite Services  2002 – present
  • CEO Space Data Services AS (SDS AS) 2002 – 2005
  • Norwegian delegate The European Space Agency, Paris 1993-95
  • Director and Department head, Norwegian Space Agency 1991-2002
  • Project manager/director. Knowledge based systems, KVATRO 1987-90
  • President Norwegian association for space related industry 2004-2010
  • Member of the Board Tromsø Satellite Station, 1997 – 2002
  • Member of the Board Andøya Rocket Range, 2000 - 2015