SSTL
Earth Observation and Science
 
 

Science and Exploration

Surrey's small satellites are playing an increasing role in space science and exploration, enabling compact, sophisticated payloads to access the orbital environment, both affordably and in rapid time frames. 

Surrey's small satellite missions can cover a wide range of space science applications:

  • Optical and gamma ray astronomy
  • Space environment
  • Solar science
  • Upper atmosphere science
  • Lunar and planetary

Surrey promotes understanding of scientific requirements across a range of Earth and space science missions. Surrey's small satellites offer valuable opportunities in

  • Early payload flight experience for in-orbit demonstration and test bed activities,
  • Being complementary with larger missions,
  • Performing specific scientific applications affordably and in rapid timeframes, and
  • Constellations and formations to increase data sampling and synthesise much larger satellites.
We are experts in designing and building technology demonstration missions, such as TechDemoSat-1, CFESat and GIOVE-A.  

Science missions from Surrey: