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Surrey Announces Next-Gen Color Video-Imaging Smallsat at GEOINT 2013*

The Surrey team is looking forward to the year’s largest intelligence event, the annual GEOINT symposium, organized by the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF).
The theme of this year’s conference is “Operationalizing Intelligence for Global Missions.” A thread running through many of the keynote speeches and breakout sessions is the need to find ways to collaborate and integrate systems to distribute and share information within the agency communities.

A deeper discussion and evaluation of how the intelligence community and its stakeholders can realize and deliver operational and actionable information benefits is a natural topic to follow after the last conference’s focus on “Creating the Innovation Advantage.” National and departmental budget cuts have increased the need for new approaches and game-changing technologies to lower the cost of access to space. Surrey has over thirty years of experience and heritage in leveraging the best new technologies to create highly capable, but lower cost, satellites for government, military, and private-sector applications.

We are developing a new suite of high-value, affordable small satellites for U.S. geospatial intelligence missions. These mission-configurable spacecraft are applicable to a broad spectrum of intelligence collection requirements, such as surveillance, detection and identification; targeting, change detection, mapping, and monitoring.  Demonstrated architectures and cost-effective prices mean that our geospatial intelligence satellites are well suited to cluster or constellation system configurations.

We are pleased to announce the first new satellite in the series: the next-generation Surrey V1C sub-one-meter color video-imaging satellite, which will weigh just 50 kilograms and cost less than $20 million. Based on mission-tested technology, the Surrey V1C will carry a high-definition video-imaging sensor capable of collecting natural-color (red, green, blue) video with sub-one-meter ground sample distance (GSD) resolution over a 10-kilometer-wide swath at up to 100 frames per second. In addition to video, the camera can operate in still scene imager mode.

We developed the V1C for organizations that need satellite data to be collected and analyzed quickly for situational awareness and activity-based intelligence (ABI) applications related to rapidly changing human or infrastructure conditions on the ground.

For more information about the Surrey V1C, read our press announcement.

If you are unable to visit the symposium in person, the featured sessions on are a valued resource and we’re grateful to USGIF for their maintenance of this information channel. We’ll be checking in after the symposium to watch playbacks of this year’s events.

Surrey welcomes you to our Booth 2090, from April 14 to April 17.


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