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2006 News Archive

17/11/2006
British satellite manufacturer Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd, has been named this week as the winner in the Times Higher Educational Supplement Awards 2006 in the category of “Outstanding Contribution to Innovation & Technology”, recognising the successful spin-out from academic research at the University of Surrey
06/11/2006
British satellite specialists Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL) today signed a contract in Abuja for the supply of the NIGERIASAT-2 Earth observation satellite, related ground infrastructure and a training programme to further develop an indigenous space capability in the Federal Republic of Nigeria. The selection of SSTL by the National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA) of Nigeria follows a detailed technical evaluation and due diligence undertaken by NASRDA’s procurement advisor, Telesat of Canada, confirming the UK company’s position as the world-leading supplier of advanced small satellites.
06/11/2006
British satellite specialists Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL) today signed a contract in Abuja for the supply of the NIGERIASAT-2 Earth observation satellite, related ground infrastructure and a training programme to further establish a national indigenous space capability in the Federal Republic of Nigeria. The selection of SSTL by the National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA) of Nigeria follows a detailed technical evaluation and due diligence undertaken by NASRDA’s procurement advisor, Telesat of Canada, confirming the UK company’s position as the world-leading supplier of advanced operational small satellites.
10/10/2006
Deimos Imaging SL, a subsidiary of Deimos Space SL, and Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL) have announced a contract for an Earth imaging satellite, DEIMOS. The satellite will be built by SSTL to be ready for launch early in 2008 and will form part of the Disaster Monitoring Constellation (DMC). The satellite will provide imagery for commercial applications, for government use and for rapid-response following disasters.
20/09/2006
Surrey Satellite Technology Limited (SSTL), Guildford, UK, has delivered the first of four flight SGR-10 GPS receivers to SpaceDev, Poway, CA.
30/06/2006
British satellite manufacturer Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL) has just completed a landmark commercial satellite contract with BLMIT - marking the first move for China to commercialise the data services from Earth observation (EO) satellites. At a ceremony held in Beijing, the Beijing Landview Mapping Information Technology Co., Ltd (BLMIT) signed the formal in-orbit acceptance of the high resolution EO microsatellite (Beijing-1) system built in cooperation with BLMIT, marked the commencement of the satellite’s operational commercial service for customers.
24/05/2006
On 11th May 2006, the SGR-GEO GPS experiment on SSTL's GIOVE-A navigation satellite was powered up for the first time. The main purpose of this operation was to commission the 24 channel C/A code GPS receiver, to ensure commanding, functioning and data-logging are working as expected.
23/05/2006
As part of its long-term growth strategy for "changing the economics of space," Guildford-based Surrey Satellite Technology Limited (SSTL) has announced the acquisition of the space imager and scientific instrument activities of the Sira Group completed on the 11th April.
16/05/2006
Monitoring and detecting greenhouses gases is of critical importance to the future of the planet. While there are some conflicting reports that attempt to quantify the rate of climatic change, one fact that the scientific community do seem to agree on is that greenhouse gases are adversely influencing our environment today and will continue to do so in the future. The Kyoto protocol requires such harmful gases to be monitored, therefore the European Space Agency (ESA) have awarded an important contract to a UK team lead by space experts Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL) to provide a solution to this global problem.
17/01/2006
The primary objective of the GIOVE-A satellite, launched on the 28th December 2005 was to secure frequencies with the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) without which the operation of Europe’s new satellite navigation system, Galileo could not proceed.
 
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