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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

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

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