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ENGLEWOOD, COLO., September 11, 2014 — Colorado-based Surrey Satellite Technology US LLC (SST-US) has been awarded a contract by NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center to conduct the Sustainable Land Imaging (SLI) Reduced Instrument Envelope Study. Under the six-month contract, SST-US will investigate smaller and lighter alternatives to the two sensors currently flying on Landsat 8.
Surrey Satellite Technology US LLC (SST-US) today announced plans for a second Orbital Test Bed (OTB-2) ride-share mission dedicated to carrying demonstration payloads, subsystems, and equipment into low-Earth orbit aboard a flight-proven satellite bus.
Targeted for launch in the second quarter of 2016, OTB-2 will fly SST-US’s own experimental optical
payload alongside third-party payloads.
ENGLEWOOD, COLO., July 16, 2014—Surrey Satellite Technology US LLC (SST-US) has been awarded a firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract under the Hosted Payload Solutions (HoPS) program from the U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) Contracting Directorate.
ENGLEWOOD, COLO., July 9, 2014, 2014—Colorado-based Surrey Satellite Technology US LLC (SST-US) today announced that its Orbital Test Bed (OTB) satellite will carry five demonstration payloads for a variety of commercial, government, and academic organizations. With the assistance of the Department of Defense Space Test Program, OTB is scheduled to launch on the SpaceX Falcon Heavy. The OTB satellite is the first spacecraft to be integrated at the SST-US facility opened last year in Englewood, Colorado.
ENGLEWOOD, COLO., April 15, 2014 — Surrey Satellite Technology US LLC (SST-US) today introduced the Surrey V1C color video-imaging satellite, a new compact design with high-quality imaging at sub-one-meter resolution. Priced at less than $20 million, the V1C design has significant space heritage and provides a 10-kilometer color video imaging swath.
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.
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).
Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL) welcomes the recommendations contained in the Space “Innovation and Growth Strategy” document announced today by UKspace President, Andy Green, and believes that these are fundamental to successfully growing the UK space sector, where SSTL is an established contributor.
ENGLEWOOD, COLO., October 9, 2013—Surrey Satellite Technology US LLC (SST-US) today
announced that Doug Gerull has been named chief operating officer. In this capacity, Gerull is assisting SST-US in building out its U.S. manufacturing capacity and cultivating the markets for satellite technology within the U.S. commercial, civil government, and Department of Defense sectors.
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 late 2017.
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) and EADS Astrium.
ENGLEWOOD, COLO., June 27, 2013—Today Colorado-based Surrey Satellite Technology US LLC (SST-US) announced that NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) has selected SST-US for the flight of the Deep Space Atomic Clock (DSAC) payload under the sponsorship of NASA's Space Technology Mission Directorate (STMD). DSAC will fly on the SST-US-owned-and-operated Orbital Test Bed (OTB) satellite, the first spacecraft to be integrated at the new SST-US facility in Englewood, Colorado.
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.
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.
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.
ENGLEWOOD, COLO., April 3, 2013— Surrey Satellite Technology US LLC (SST-US) has moved into a purpose-built company headquarters and satellite manufacturing facility in Englewood, Colorado, providing full mission capabilities to its growing customer base.
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).
Surrey Satellite Technology Limited (SSTL) has signed an agreement with Glavkosmos / NPO Lavotchkin for the launch of the UK technology demonstration mission, TechDemoSat-1, by the Soyuz launch vehicle from the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan in Q3 this year.
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 plasma thrusters and a water-alcohol propulsion system).
- STRaND-1 is a training and demonstration mission 3U CubeSat (10cm x 30cm) weighing 4.3 kg, developed by the Surrey Space Centre and Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd.
Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL) is delighted that the Sapphire satellite, developed by prime contractor MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (MDA) on an SSTL-150 platform, has been successfully launched today from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota, India, marking the 40th spacecraft launch for SSTL since 1981.