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UK Space Propulsion Competition fuels innovative new concepts

A piezoelectric pyro valve, a piston pump, and a method of measuring electric propulsion plasma temperatures, win top prizes

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24 March 20150 Comments0 Comments


Satellite image captures re-build of an oil refinery, four years on from Japan earthquake

Images from UK-DMC2 show the oil refinery in the Miyagi prefecture immediately after the tsunami struck, and again 4 years on.

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11 March 20150 Comments0 Comments


SSTL will be at Satellite 2015, March 16-19, in Washington

Come and talk to us about our journey into GEO orbit.  

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09 February 20150 Comments0 Comments


Twinkle: A British mission to explore Exoplanets

Thousands of worlds orbit distant stars. What’s the weather like? And are they habitable?

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23 January 20150 Comments0 Comments


2015: Another year of imagination, innovation and disruption!

Sir Martin Sweeting, SSTL’s Chairman, looks forward to the year ahead.

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09 January 20150 Comments0 Comments


Coding goes stellar with Astro Pi Competition

UK competition announced for students to code apps and experiments to run in space.

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12 December 20140 Comments0 Comments


How a small wheel helped to stabilise Philae's bumpy landing

The genesis of Philae's momentum wheel, and the emotions of comet-landing day from an engineer who worked on the project.

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18 November 20140 Comments0 Comments


Switch-on for TechDemoSat-1's payloads

8 new technologies on-board TechDemoSat-1 begin their 3 year mission.

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24 October 20140 Comments0 Comments


Space collision course avoided for TechDemoSat-1

And another first for SSTL, as our new Hollow Cathode Thruster fires up to save the day.

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24 October 20140 Comments0 Comments


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