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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


Taking the strain out of assembling a satellite

How do you safely shift a satellite?  Delicately and slowly....

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10 October 20140 Comments0 Comments


Using Sat Nav signals to measure winds and waves

Data from an instrument on-board TechDemoSat-1 demos sea-state info

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25 September 20140 Comments0 Comments


Birthday Duo

Deimos-1 and UK-DMC2 clock up five years in orbit.

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29 July 20140 Comments0 Comments


SSTL exhibits the small sats space revolution at FIA 2014

The SSTL team enjoyed chatting about our innovative space technology at the Farnborough International Airshow last week.

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22 July 20140 Comments0 Comments


LEOPing in orbit

How do we make contact and take control of our satellites immediately after launch?

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24 June 20140 Comments0 Comments


Proving a point in space

Eight UK innovations are hitching a ride on TechDemoSat-1

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20 June 20140 Comments0 Comments


On the ground in Kazakhstan

To keep our eyes on the skies, we install the ears on the ground.

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09 June 20140 Comments0 Comments


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