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Monday, July 23rd, 2012

Longest Continuous View of Earth From Space Hits 40

The Department of the Interior and NASA today mark the fortieth anniversary of the Landsat program, the world’s longest-running Earth-observing satellite program. The first Landsat satellite was launched on July 23, 1972.

Monday, July 16th, 2012

Astrium Delivers Airborne Satcoms to the Canadian Department of National Defence

AirPatrol, the latest generation airborne satcom terminal from Astrium, has finished testing in Canada and is now “flight proven”. It commenced flight trials with the Canadian DND as part of the RIFL2E (Radar and Imaging for the Land/Littoral Environment) coastal surveillance project.

Thursday, July 12th, 2012

SSTL Signs €80m contract with OHB for Second Batch of Galileo Payloads

Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL) Director of Telecommunications & Navigation, Dr John Paffett, has today signed a contract with Dr. Ingo Engeln, Member of the Executive Board of OHB System AG at the Farnborough International Airshow for the construction of a further eight navigation payloads for the European  Galileo programme.

Friday, July 6th, 2012

SSTL Announces exactView-1 Satellite Launch Date

Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL) is announcing the planned launch of exactView-1, the highest detection performance Automatic Identification System (AIS) satellite ever built, on 22nd July by a Soyuz launch vehicle from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. exactView-1 (previously known as ADS-1b) was built under contract for  exactEarth and will become the fifth deployed satellite

Thursday, July 5th, 2012

Galileo Pathfinder GIOVE-A Retires

Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL) has put the GIOVE-A satellite into retirement, ending a successful extended mission for the European Commission’s Galileo satellite navigation programme under the supervision of the European Space Agency (ESA).

Thursday, May 31st, 2012

Russian Satellite Locates Crashed Canadian Chopper

Canada has thanked Russia for helping it find a crashed helicopter which went down in the Canadian Rockies in an incident in March. The crew was safely evacuated from the site. The wreckage was located by Russia’s GLONASS-K satellite, equipped with the Cospas-Sarsat search and rescue technology. Launched in February 2011, it forms part of

Wednesday, May 9th, 2012

Satellite Images Capture Changes on Planet Earth

A sleepless planet with the twinkling lights of populated areas can be seen in an image captured by satellite. It is one among impressive images of typical landscapes and human settlements of Southeast Asia and Europe, captured by German Aerospace Centre (DLR) satellite, on display in Ha Noi until May 20. As contribution to the

Wednesday, May 9th, 2012

Iran to Hold ‘Satellite for Sustainable Development’ Conference

The first international conference entitled ‘Satellite for Sustainable Development’ will be held on October 3-4 in Tehran by Telecommunications Department of Amir Kabir University. The conference is held with the purpose of development of technical knowledge in the field of satellite technology and its applications for sustainable development through creating a suitable environment for scientific

Tuesday, September 6th, 2011

Maltese Kid to be Namesake of Galileo Satellite

Thanks to a novel initiative, a Maltese child – and a child from every other EU member state – is to have one of the European Union’s Galileo satellites named after him or her. The European Commission is inviting children aged between nine and 11 to participate in a drawing competition with the subject of ‘Space

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