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ENGLEWOOD, COLO., March 29, 2017 — Colorado-based Surrey Satellite Technology US LLC, the world’s leading small satellite innovator, announced the rebranding of its U.S. satellite platform products as “Swift” and “Condor.” Based on Surrey Satellite’s proven design and build philosophy that has been the foundation of its 49 missions to date, the Swift and Condor product family now represents the vast range of U.S. platform offerings that were previously designated by SSTL- and GMP-.
ENGLEWOOD, COLO., February 9, 2017 — Colorado-based Surrey Satellite Technology US LLC has delivered an SGR-20 space GPS receiver to NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory to be integrated as part of the pointing control system for NASA’s OCO-3 (Orbiting Carbon Observatory—3) mission. OCO-3 will collect spaced-based measurements of atmospheric carbon dioxide and solar-induced fluorescence.
ENGLEWOOD, COLO., January 25, 2017 — Colorado-based Surrey Satellite Technology US LLC (Surrey) has been selected by the NASA Rapid Spacecraft Development Office (RSDO) for inclusion of its SSTL-150 ESPA satellite platform in the third NASA Rapid Spacecraft Acquisition Catalog (Rapid III). Through this contractual framework, Surrey is able to directly engage with NASA and other government agencies for provision of satellite solutions.
ENGLEWOOD, COLO., December 15, 2016 — Surrey Satellite Technology’s Space GNSS Receiver Remote Sensing Instrument (SGR-ReSI) is the primary payload onboard NASA’s CYGNSS constellation, launched today, December 15. The Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System (CYGNSS) mission is part of the NASA Earth System Science Pathfinder Program that aims to improve extreme weather prediction by studying how tropical cyclones form.
ENGLEWOOD, COLO., August 9, 2016 — Seeking to expand the satellite launching capabilities of the International Space Station, Colorado-based Surrey Satellite Technology US LLC (SST-US) has signed a contract with NanoRacks LLC for future flights of a 100-kilogram-class satellite platform specifically developed by SST-US for deployment from the International Space Station (ISS) using the NanoRacks Kaber deployment system.
ENGLEWOOD, COLO., August 3, 2016 — Surrey Satellite Technology (Surrey) announces the expansion of its low-Earth orbit (LEO) satellite platform product capability with an extended nanosatellite offering. This follows the recent announcement by Surrey of its contract award for the VESTA nanosatellite mission.
Together, the companies aim to offer an end-to-end, turnkey solution for high-volume data downlinks at up to 10 gigabits per second—faster than current equivalent radio frequency (RF) systems
ENGLEWOOD, COLO., August 6, 2015 — Colorado-based Surrey Satellite Technology US LLC (SST-US) today announced the addition of Stephen Eisele and Rick Sanford to its business development team. Eisele and Sanford join Brent Abbott and report to COO Doug Gerull in SST-US’s focus on developing new business and expanding existing opportunities within the United States aerospace market.
ENGLEWOOD, COLO., April 8, 2015 — Colorado-based Surrey Satellite Technology US LLC (SST-US) today announced its collaboration with Aerojet Rocketdyne, Inc. and NanoRacks LLC on the development of the FeatherCraft platform, a 100-kilogram-class satellite platform optimized for deployment from the International Space Station (ISS).
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.