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Fishing Space Debris from orbit

Millions of pieces of space debris are orbiting Earth dating back to Sputnik-1 in 1957. Could we use fishing nets, harpoons and sails to reel them in?

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31 July 20130 Comments0 Comments


Inspiring young minds

The work experience programme is extremely important to SSTL, and so far this summer they have hosted 19 work experience students, one of whom is me, Vicki Slim.

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26 July 20130 Comments0 Comments


Stuart Eves wins an Arthur!

Stuart Eves, a longstanding SSTL employee, was awarded an "Arthur" at the UK Space Conference for his Education and Outreach activities.

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19 July 20130 Comments0 Comments


UoSAT-2 and Landsat 5: the 80s icons that left a legacy

In 1984, a Delta 3920 rocket blasted off from Vandenberg airbase in California carrying two satellites destined to make a difference– NASA’s Landsat 5 and University of Surrey’s UoSAT-2.

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26 June 20130 Comments0 Comments


Lightweight carbon fibre antenna boosts payload data downlink speed

In the near future, satellites will be able to acquire almost limitless amounts of data.

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03 June 20130 Comments0 Comments


Satellite imagery shows Oklahoma Tornado devastation

SSTL’s remote sensing subsidiary DMCii has imaged the destruction caused by the tornado that hit Oklahoma this week.

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24 May 20130 Comments0 Comments


1000mph Bloodhound car relies on satellite imagery

When you’re driving a car faster than the speed of a bullet, the surface conditions of your track are vital.

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16 May 20130 Comments0 Comments


Space radar exposes ocean activity

The ocean covers 71% of the Earth’s surface and moves 90% of its commerce, yet our ability to monitor activity on the ocean is far less developed than on land.

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25 April 20130 Comments0 Comments


UK-DMC2 tackles North African locust plagues

Every year, Africa faces swarms of locusts, which threaten to decimate crops and endanger food security.

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19 April 20130 Comments0 Comments


Scottish wildfires damage imaged by UK-DMC2

Last week, Scotland was affected by the worst outbreak of wildfires the country has seen in 30 years.

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12 April 20130 Comments0 Comments


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