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Space age composites at new Bordon facility

SSTL’s new Composites Facility in Bordon, Hampshire will complement its design and engineering capabilities. Composites FacilityComposites are fundamental to state of the art engineering, and their inherent versatility, strength and low weight makes this class of materials a...

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03 November 20090 Comments0 Comments


CHRIS celebrates 8th year onboard Proba-1

SSTL is celebrating the 8th year in orbit of the high resolution CHRIS Imager, which was launched on-board the European Space Agency’s PROBA-1 mission, in October 2001. Chichester Harbour, UKThe Compact High Resolution Imaging Spectrometer (CHRIS) is a highly versatile hypers...

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05 November 20090 Comments0 Comments


Student Moon mission begins

SSTL has been selected by the European Space Agency (ESA) to manage a pan-European student built mission to the Moon. The European Student Moon Orbiter (ESMO) programme will place a spacecraft into a lunar orbit to map the lunar surface, acquiring images and other scientific data about our neares...

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06 November 20090 Comments0 Comments


Proba-2 Goes Gas

The European Space Agency (ESA) Proba-2 mission has entered its 2 month commissioning period following a successful launch. SSTL’s Microsatellite Gas Propulsion System is on-board the 137kg small satellite and was integrated by the satellite’s manufacturer Verhaert Space Systems. The Microsate...

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13 November 20090 Comments0 Comments


Sweeting talks small satellites

SSTL will be in attendance at this year’s Global Space Technology Forum which kicks-off on 7th December at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC), and draws to a close on 9th December. Now in its second year, the GSTF is the region’s only conference and exhibition dedicated to Space Te...

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24 November 20090 Comments0 Comments


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