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TechDemoSat-1
2014-08-13 02:30:40

Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL) has released a video from a camera mounted on an exterior panel of TechDemoSat-1, which shows the satellite moments after separation from the Fregat upper stage of its Soyuz-2 launcher, and as it begins its first orbit in Space. TechDemoSat-1 was launched on 8th July 2014, and is an in-orbit technology demonstration mission, carrying innovative payloads for British academia and industry. The video capture starts...

TechDemoSat-1 selfie
2014-07-26 03:45:39

Surrey Satellite Technology Limited Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL) has released an image taken by an inspection camera on board TechDemoSat-1 to mark the completion of the Launch and Early Operations Phase (LEOP) for the satellite, which was launched on 8th July. The image was taken minutes after separation of the satellite from the Soyuz-2 launcher and shows a view of the Earth from space, with the spacecraft’s Antenna Pointing Mechanism in shot. The inspection camera which...

Satellites Could Be Deorbited Using New Gossamer Sail
2013-12-22 03:34:52

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Researchers from the University of Surrey have developed a new method to bring aging satellites back to Earth so they no longer pose a threat to spacecraft or other probes by continuing to orbit in a nonworking state. The device is an ultra-lightweight “gossamer sail” that could be packed into satellites which could be deployed near the end of their life cycles, the European Space Agency (ESA) – which has funded the project...

World’s First 'Phonesat' Successfully Launched Into Orbit
2013-02-26 20:56:50

Surrey Satellite Technology Limited [ Watch The Video The World´s First Smartphone In Space ] STRaND-1, a nanosatellite carrying a smartphone, has successfully launched into Space from India today. - STRaND-1 will fly the world's first smartphone in orbit and is the UK´s first CubeSat launched. - The satellite flies a Google Nexus One smartphone, a new Linux-based high-speed processor and attitude & orbit control system, and two novel propulsion systems (8 pulsed...

Prolonged Disruptions In Sleep Can Wreak Havoc On Your Genes
2013-02-26 14:58:33

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Lack of sleep has long been known to have a negative impact on a person´s physiology, but a new study from researchers at the University of Surrey in the UK has found wide-ranging genetic implications that are associated with sleep deprivation. According to the team´s report, which appeared in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), the function of over 700 genes were affected by sub-standard...

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...

Maritime Traffic Monitoring Satellite Launched Sunday
2012-07-23 06:04:15

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A probe that is being touted as the "highest detection performance commercial Automatic Identification System (AIS) satellite ever built" was successfully launched into a sun-synchronous polar orbit on Sunday, the UK firm that designed and assembled the craft has announced. In a July 22 statement, Guilford-based Surrey Satellite Technology Limited (SSTL) confirmed that the exactView-1 satellite lifted off from Baikonur Cosmodrome...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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