Wed, 25 Jan 2017
NASA Selects Surrey Satellite US ESPA Platform for Rapid III On-Ramp 3 Catalog
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.
Suitable for a wide range of mission objectives, the SSTL-150 ESPA platform has a baseline performance of 65 kg payload mass and 120-watt peak payload power. As an option, Surrey can tailor this satellite platform to fulfill specific customer, mission, orbital, and payload requirements.
The SSTL-150 ESPA platform joins the existing Surrey family of platforms already in the catalog, including the SSTL-150, SSTL-300, and SSTL-600.
Rapid III is a multiple-award contract that provides a rapid and flexible means for the government to acquire spacecraft and related services in support of science and technology needs. The selected contractors are eligible to compete for future spacecraft systems that NASA or other federal government agencies may require. The principle purpose of the Rapid III contract is to provide core spacecraft systems with any necessary modifications to meet specific mission needs. The baseline scope of work includes design and development of the core spacecraft, testing, payload integration and test, launch operations support, and on-orbit checkout.
Becky Yoder, Surrey’s chief financial offer, commented, “We are proud that NASA has selected our ESPA platform for inclusion in the catalog, validating the platform’s performance and capabilities. The catalog, which includes three other baseline platform offerings, provides us with an efficient means to deliver our cost-effective, full mission solutions, and we look forward to exploring new mission opportunities through this contracting vehicle.”
The SSTL-150 ESPA platform forms the baseline for Surrey’s OTB mission, currently being integrated in Surrey’s Englewood, Colorado, facility and scheduled for launch within the next year.
About Surrey Satellite Technology US LLC
Surrey Satellite is the world’s leading small satellite innovator with over 30 years of experience and 49 successful missions to date. For decades, Surrey has been changing the economics of space by providing cost-effective, full mission solutions through continual advancements in small satellite technology, applications, and services. Surrey Satellite Technology US LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of Surrey Satellite Technology Limited (SSTL) an independent British company within the Airbus Defence & Space group. Incorporated in 2008 and located in Englewood, Colorado, Surrey Satellite Technology US LLC serves the U.S. market.
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Carol Thorpe, Surrey Satellite Technology US LLC