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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

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

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