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Tuesday, January 14th, 2014

First Mission for SSTL’s New X50 Platform will be for Kazakh Customer

Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL) and Ghalam LLP (Kazakhstan) have agreed that SSTL’s new X50 platform design will deliver KazSTSAT, a small satellite mission announced under a contract signed last year.  

Friday, December 13th, 2013

SSTL Selected for First Private Mars Mission

Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL) has been selected to carry out a concept study to develop an interplanetary communications system for Mars One, the privately funded project to establish a human settlement on Mars.

Thursday, November 21st, 2013

SSTL’s Low-cost Radar Satellite NovaSAR Wins IET Innovation Award

Surrey Satellite Technology Limited (SSTL) is delighted to announce that its unique space-based S-band radar system, NovaSAR, has won an Innovation award for Navigation and Surveillance Communications from The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).

Wednesday, September 11th, 2013

ESA Selects SSTL to Design Exoplanet Satellite Mission

Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL) has been selected by the European Space Agency (ESA) for the competitive design phase of CHEOPS science satellite, which will improve mankind’s understanding of exoplanets – planets orbiting distant stars outside our solar system. The contractor selection for the implementation phase is planned by mid-2014 and the launch is scheduled

Monday, July 1st, 2013

SSTL Signs Contract for Collaborative Mission with Kazakhstan

A contract was signed today between Sir Martin Sweeting, Executive Chairman of Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL) and Mr Amanzhol Jaimurzin, General Director of JV Ghalam LLP, for the collaborative design and development of the Kazak Science and Technology satellite system. Ghalam LLP is a joint venture between JSC “National Company Kazakhstan Garysh Sapary” (KGS)

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

U.S. Wildfires Highlight Need for a Low-Cost Fire Detection and Monitoring Constellation

The western U.S. has been suffering from a series of wildfires in the last few months. The Black Forest Fire, the most destructive fire on record in Colorado, destroyed over 500 homes and charred more than 14,000 acres during a 10-day period. California has also been subject to a spate of wildfires with over 680

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

SSTL Completes Delivery of First Four Galileo FOC Satellite Payloads

Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL) has successfully completed the delivery of the payloads for the first four Full Operational Capability (FOC) satellites of the European Galileo GNSS system to prime contractor OHB System AG. The payloads were shipped to OHB in Bremen, Germany for integration of the payload to platform and the start of the

Wednesday, May 1st, 2013

SSTL Appoints Toru Yunoki as Telecommunications Business Development Manager

Surrey Satellite Technology Limited (SSTL) has appointed Mr Toru Yunoki as Business Development Manager for its Telecommunications products.  In his new role, Mr Yunoki is responsible for promoting SSTL’s range of telecommunications solutions, including GEO platforms, subsystems and services to the global market.  

Saturday, April 6th, 2013

SSTL CEO Matt Perkins Appointed Vice-Chair of UKspace

Dr. Matt Perkins, CEO of Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL), has been elected Vice-Chair of the UK Industry Association for Space (UKspace), the trade association of the UK space industry. UKspace aims to grow the UK space industry, promote awareness for the industry in government, media and the public, and act as a forum for

Thursday, March 7th, 2013

Smartphone Satellite “STRaND-1” Operational in Orbit

STRaND-1, the nanosatellite carrying a smartphone, has been declared operational in orbit by the mission team from the University of Surrey’s Surrey Space Centre (SSC) and Surrey Satellite Technology Limited (SSTL). The satellite successfully separated from the Indian PSLV launcher in low Earth orbit after its launch on 25th February, and first contact with STRaND-1

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