CENSSS will address science and technology challenges and business opportunities within New-Space satellites for Earth Observation and within Space Exploration “to the Moon and Mars”.
CENSSS will in collaboration with Norwegian industry develop new instruments and sensor systems, New-Space satellites system integration, operation and exploitation of satellite data.
The centre aims to advance the knowledge frontiers in novel sensors for small Earth Observation satellites, as well as novel sensors for planetary resource mapping and exploitation.
CENSS will operate the RIMFAX Ground Penetrating radar Instrument on the NASA Perseverance rover mission to the planet Mars. This includes commanding the instrument on the rover and analyzing the scientific data collected by RIMFAX.