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As the Sun starts casting its first rays for the year, the Svalbard Satellite Station (SvalSat) on top of Platåberget take on a golden hue. Thanks to its unique position at 78°N, SvalSat is considered the best ground station to control satellites and to download data from them. Satellites on polar orbits will pass 14 times a day in the skies over Svalbard, giving the techicians of Kongsberg Satellite Services many opportunities to perform telemetry, download and data processing, tracking, launch and post launch support 365 days a year. It’s hard to see from this picture, but there are more than 30 of those radomes on top of the Platåberget mountain, each one servicing different radio wave bands as well as different satellites or missions.