The Norwegian Communications Authority (Nkom) is the authority responsible for frequency regulation in Norway, and authorises operators and issues permits for frequency use under specific conditions.

Frequency allocation for satellite use is a global issue and frequency coordination takes place under an international body, the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), in which the member countries are represented through their designated administrations. In Norway, this is Nkom.

Coordination takes place by the registration of Norwegian satellite networks with ITU. The fully coordinated registration is published and registered in MIFR, thereby achieving international protection.

Nkom owns the satellite registrations, authorises satellite operators and issues permits for coordination and use of Norwegian satellite systems.

Guidelines and regulations concerning permits

Current information - API (RR 9.1)

Satellite registration Ssn_no Date of Receipt IFIC IFIC date Technical information
MILSPACE2 12904 20.08.2021 2956 05.10.2021 MilSpace2


Current information - coordination (RR 9.6)

Satellite registration Ssn_no Date of Receipt IFIC IFIC date Technical information
ARCSAT 5541 26.02.2021 2956 05.10.2021 ARCSAT

Norwegian satellite operators

  • Dub Dub Norway AS
  • Inmarsat
  • SpaceX
  • Space Norway
  • Norwegian Space Agency
  • Telenor Satellite
  • Orbital Networks
  • Norwegian Defence Research Institute, general information