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exactView-1 Satellite In Orbit And Operational
2012-07-27 05:47:48

Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd Announcement Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL) announced Thursday the successful separation from the Soyuz launcher and subsequent operation of mission-critical systems onboard the exactView-1 satellite, which was built by the Company under contract to prime contractor COM DEV Canada for exactEarth. exactView-1 separated from the Soyuz launch vehicle´s Fregat upper stage in low Earth orbit approximately 2 1/2 hours after launch.  SSTL has...

First Payload Ready For Next Batch Of Galileo Satellites
2012-04-20 18:00:52

The next Galileo navigation payload has been completed and is on its way to meet the satellite platform that will host it in orbit. The first of 14 Galileo ℠Full Operational Capability´ (FOC) navigation payloads has been shipped from Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd in the UK to prime contractor OHB System AG in Bremen Germany. The payload — the part of the satellite that provides Galileo´s precision positioning measurements and services to users worldwide —...

2012-02-02 13:55:36

ESA today signed a contract to build a further eight Galileo satellites, alongside other agreements to modify Europe´s Ariane 5 launcher to carry four navigation satellites at a time. The signing took place at the European Commission's centre in London, Europe House, in the presence of European Commission Vice President Antonio Tajani and UK Universities and Science Minister David Willetts MP. The contract to construct and test the Galileo satellites was awarded to a consortium...

Opening Of UK Site Producing The Heart Of Galileo
2012-01-26 05:20:54

The first Galileo satellites are already in orbit, with more on the way. Today ESA´s Director General and the UK´s Universities and Science Minister attended the grand opening of the facility where navigation payloads for the next batch of Galileo satellites are being built. UK company Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL) in Guildford, Surrey, is assembling the payloads for the next 14 Galileo satellites. These follow on from the initial four, the second pair of which will be...

First Galileo Satellite GIOVE-A Reaches Sixth Anniversary
2012-01-13 04:46:22

British satellite manufacturer Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL) on Thursday celebrated the sixth year of transmission of signals from its GIOVE-A satellite, which signaled the start of Europe´s ambitious Galileo satellite navigation program when it secured vital frequency filings on the 12th January 2006. The 660kg GIOVE-A satellite was designed, built and tested in only 30 months for just 28 million Euro — demonstrating that innovative low cost small satellites could...

2011-10-03 09:26:03

Small satellite pioneer Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL) plans to jump-start space innovation by combining state-of-the-art avionics with flight proven systems in a low cost 50kg class satellite platform — and for a price tag of around £2m. Adopting a new set of satellite design paradigms, the SSTL-50 microsatellite has a novel dual-mode design with the sole purpose of supporting and stimulating payload and subsystem innovation. One side of the spacecraft will fly the...

NigeriaSat-2 Demonstrates Stunning High Resolution Capability
2011-09-28 08:10:41

The first high resolution satellite imagery is today released from NigeriaSat-2, as engineers from the Nigerian space agency (NASRDA) and the satellite´s manufacturer Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL) continue in the successful commissioning of the new satellite from NASRDA´s headquarters in Abuja. Testing of all the systems on-board the satellite has been successfully completed, and calibration of the imaging payloads is ongoing with outstanding results already being produced....

2010-03-23 08:30:00

Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL) welcomes the British Government's response to Lord Drayson's Space Innovation and Growth Strategy report. This morning, Lord Mandelson, Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills announced a program of support that included the launch of the UK's first national space agency, a small satellite program to showcase state of the art technologies to the world, and the formation of a working group to give serious consideration to a dedicated UK...

2009-12-01 07:06:06

Sir Martin Sweeting of Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL) has been awarded the Faraday Medal, the Institution of Engineering and Technology's (IET) most prestigious award, for his outstanding contribution to the advancement of satellite technology. The Faraday Medal was established to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the first Ordinary Meeting of the Society of Telegraph Engineers. It is awarded by the IET for notable scientific or industrial achievement in engineering, or for...

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2009-11-06 09:30:00

ESA's Education Office has awarded a contract to Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd of the UK to manage the development and testing of the first European student mission to the Moon. Launch is expected in 2013-2014. Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL) has been selected as the prime contractor for the European Student Moon Orbiter (ESMO) project. The final signature of the contract took place on 4 November 2009. The mission involves delivering a spacecraft to lunar orbit, followed by 6 months...