SSTL
Government Customers

Surrey’s Government-Funded projects

Surrey has a long history of working on U.S. Government projects, stretching back over 15 years.

Project/Mission:
Space Plug and Play Avionics (SPA-C PnP) (2012)


Customer: Undisclosed

Deliverables: Production of a reference SPA-C Engineering Model and definition of SPA-C (SPA-CAN) standards

Project/Mission:
Space Plug and Play Avionics (SPA-C PnP) (2010)


Customer: Undisclosed

Deliverables: Space Plug and Play avionics architecture – to investigate the development and application of the SPA architectures and Surrey's SPA-C standard

Project/Mission:
NASA Firefly (2009)


Customer: NASA Glenn

Deliverables: Delivery of SGR-05U GPS receiver

Project/Mission:
Automated Autonomous Scheduling (2009)


Customer: General Dynamics/NASA

Deliverables: Contract to supply broadcast telemetry and images from Surrey’s UKDMC-1 to GDs AIS for NASA’s Autonomous Scheduling Program - Earthquake Monitoring

Project/Mission:
OBC695 for Chandrayaan-1 (2008)


Customer: NASA/Applied Physics Laboratory (APL)/US Naval Air Warfare Centre/British Aerospace

Deliverables: Delivery of OBC695 payload processor for NASA/APL's Synthetic Aperture Imaging Radar, carried on the Chandrayaan-1 Lunar Mission

Project/Mission:
Magnolia (2008)


Customer: NASA Stennis, Michigan State University

Deliverables: Phase 1 Lunar Study for a mission to deliver a communications relay from lunar orbit/surface to Earth, and to provide 'GPS like' navigation signals to the lunar surface

Project/Mission:
Surrey Engineering Approach (2008)


Customer: Operationally Responsive Space Office

Deliverables: Training presentations delivered to ORS staff to present Case Studies illustrating the application of the SSTL engineering approach to Small Satellite Missions.

Project/Mission:
FalconSat-5(2008)


Customer: Us Air Force Acedemy

Deliverables: Delivery of SGR-05U GPS receiver for FalconSat-5 mission

Project/Mission:
Responsive microsatellites for LEO and GEO missions (2007)


Customer: Undisclosed

Deliverables: Study to explore the trade-offs, feasibility, industrialisation and use of low-cost, modular, responsive microsatellites for phased evolution of LEO and GEO missions

Project/Mission:
Experimental microsatellite proximity operations mission (2007)


Customer: Undisclosed

Deliverables: Feasibility Study of an Enhanced Low-cost Microsatellite for Proximity Operations and Hybrid Rocket Demonstration, to demonstrate Customer-directed experiments and payloads into Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit (GTO).

Project/Mission:
CFESat (2007)


Customer: LANL (DoD Space Test Program)

Deliverables: SSTL-150 Satellite platform delivered to Los Alamos National Laboratory for the Cibola Flight Experiment technology demonstration mission.

Project/Mission:
TACSAT-3 (2007)


Customer: US Air Force Research Laboratory

Deliverables: Delivery of 2xSGR-05U + patch antenna for TACSAT-3 mission

Project/Mission:
High Delta-V Nanosatellite (2006)


Customer: Undisclosed

Deliverables: Study to investigate feasibility and develop a flight program and costs for high-performance nanosatellite missions, with high Delta-V capability, intersatellite link, router and fine positioning.

Project/Mission:
Lunar Navigation and Communication Mission Options (2006)


Customer: NASA/British Aerospace

Deliverables: Pre-Phase A Lunar concept study for a mission to provide a communications relay and provide "GPS-like" navigation signals to the Lunar surface.

Project/Mission:
CLEO (Cisco router in Low Earth Orbit) (2003)


Customer: NASA Glenn/Cisco Systems

Deliverables: Flight of an experimental Cisco Systems router on Surrey's UKDMC-1 satellite, to test delay-tolerant networking in space and lead the way for developments towards an interplanetary Internet system

Project/Mission:
Falconsat-3 (2003)


Customer: US Air Force Academy

Deliverables: Delivery of Nanosatellite ADCS module including new design of larger torque rods

Project/Mission:
Low Power Resistojet Development (2003)


Customer: EOARD (USAF)

Deliverables: Product development activity to design, manufacture and test an enhanced thruster capable of operating with faster reaction times and higher temperatures.

Project/Mission:
Nitrous Oxide Thruster development (2002)


Customer: EOARD (USAF)

Deliverables: Development study for a catalytic decomposition Nitrous Oxide Thruster.

Project/Mission:
Demonstration of Autonomous Rendezvous Technology (DART) (2002)


Customer: NASA/Orbital Sciences Corporation

Deliverables: Delivery of 2xFM and 1xEM SGR-10 GPS Receivers

Project/Mission:
Falconsat-2 (2002)


Customer: USAFA

Deliverables: 2 sets of Surrey SNAP NanoSatellite avionics subsystems suites

Project/Mission:
Magnetospheric Multiscale Science (MMS) (2001)


Customer: NASA RSDO (Goddard)

Deliverables: Phase-A study to demonstrate the feasibility of accommodating four identical sets of Magnetospheric MultiScale science instruments on four identical spacecraft for a Delta launch

Project/Mission:
Magnetospheric Multiscale Science (MMS) (2000)


Customer: NASA RSDO (Goddard)

Deliverables: Extended Phase-A (Phase A+) study allowing the customer to close their business case and fund the operational system

Project/Mission:
Hybrid Rocket design (2001)


Customer: EOARD (USAF)

Deliverables: Delivery of Military Technology Demonstration mission for the Space Test Program; flying a suite of USAF experimental payloads on a Surrey MicroSat-70 platform

Project/Mission:
PICOSAT (2001)


Customer: USAF Space Test Program

Deliverables: Delivery of Military Technology Demonstration mission for the Space Test Program; flying a suite of USAF experimental payloads on a Surrey MicroSat-70 platform

Project/Mission:
Experimental propulsion satellite mission (1999)


Customer: Undosclosed

Deliverables: Mission development study to enable our customer to capitalize on access to Space Shuttle Rides by designing an experimental propulsion satellite mission to increase orbital altitude after deployment and extend mission lifetimes.

Project/Mission:
Microsatellite performance enhancement (1998)


Customer: NASA RSDO (Goddard)

Deliverables: Microsatellite ADCS performance enhancement study

Project/Mission:
Microsatellite performance enhancement (1998)


Customer: NASA RSDO (Goddard)

Deliverables: Microsatellite enhanced communications throughput study

Project/Mission:
Microsatellite performance enhancement (1998)


Customer: NASA RSDO (Goddard)

Deliverables: Microsatellite structural payload accommodation capability study

Project/Mission:
Accommodation Study (1999)


Customer: Undisclosed

Deliverables: Accommodation Study and mission design for accommodation of a Plasma Spectrometer on the Surrey Microsatellite bus.


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