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SSTL clock-up twin success in-orbit

Two high performance mircosatellites built by SSTL have entered their third year of in-orbit operations after delivering consistently outstanding results since their launch in October 2005. Both satellites were designed and built by SSTL as Earth observation missions: Beijing-1 for China’s Beiji...

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20 November 20070 Comments0 Comments


Satellites for breakfast anyone?

In a recent breakfast meeting, held at the University Of Surrey, SSTL Principal Engineer Dr Stuart Eves spoke to students about SSTL. The Company was formed in 1985 by the University of Surrey and was the first professional organisation to offer low-cost small satellites. SSTL has come along wa...

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20 November 20070 Comments0 Comments


Galileo signal reflections monitor ocean weather

A pioneering experiment was launched onboard UK-DMC in 2003, that uses signals reflected from the GPS signals already in orbit to monitor the weather at sea. The joint team experiment team, comprising SSTL and the University of Surrey members has now succeeded for the first time in capturing a ...

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28 November 20070 Comments0 Comments


ALSAT-1 maps forest fires

Algeria is celebrating the 5th birthday of its first satellite, ALSAT-1 this week. Last summer, a heatwave struck Algeria bringing with it temperatures of up to 50 degrees Celsuis. This dryed out the North African landscape, leading to forest fires in several forests. The Batna region, whi...

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29 November 20070 Comments0 Comments


SSTL on Sky at Night this Sunday

Back in August, the Sky at Night invited Martin Sweeting down to Patrick Moore's home in Sussex to film an interview for a programme celebrating 50 years of space. This program will also include a discussion of SSTL's lunar studies with Andy Phipps. The Sky at Night Dr Chris Lintott finds ou...

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30 November 20070 Comments0 Comments


NigeriaSat (s) rocketing along

SSTL have successfully completed the Critical Design Review (CDR) for NigeriaSat-2. This review is of the finalised design of the NigeriaSat-2 spacecraft and ground segment and plans for the full satellite manufacture. The 300 kg satellite will provide Nigeria with valuable geographically referen...

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30 November 20070 Comments0 Comments


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