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Sir Martin Sweeting is first for new award

SSTL founder, Professor Sir Martin Sweeting, yesterday received a prestigious new honour recognising and celebrating local innovation, creativity and commitment. The Guildford Roll of Honour is the result of collaboration between local partners the University of Surrey and Guildford Borough Counc...

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01 July 20110 Comments0 Comments


Inside Mission Control Guildford

This week, Space Blog visited Mission Control Guildford "“ from which SSTL monitors and controls more than a dozen small satellites "“ with James Northam, head of the Ground Systems Group. We enter the room. All is quiet, apart from the whirr of server fans. Large flat screens display the footpr...

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06 July 20110 Comments0 Comments


Inside SSTL's new Kepler building

For anyone visiting the SSTL headquarters in Guildford UK during the past year, it’s been hard to miss the construction of the new state-of-the-art Kepler Building just opposite. True to SSTL’s approach, the building, that was just blueprints months ago, is now ready for business and ...

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12 July 20110 Comments0 Comments


Spacecraft operations

When a satellite passes within range of one of SSTL’s ground stations, log files from its entire orbit are automatically downloaded to Mission Control as well as real time telemetry. This "whole orbit data" includes information on the status of the various systems that make up the satellite. The...

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27 July 20110 Comments0 Comments


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