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Sir Martin Sweeting comments on UK gov's extra funding for space

 "Additional funding is directly in tune with the interests of the Surrey Space Centre and SSTL..."

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13 November 20120 Comments0 Comments

NigeriaSat-2 wins Sir Arthur Clarke Award

NigeriaSat-2, Nigeria’s highly advanced Earth observation satellite built by SSTL, has won the 2012 Sir Arthur Clarke award for "Best Space Activity - Industry / project".

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07 November 20120 Comments0 Comments

NigeriaSat-1 reaches end of long life

 Nigeria's first satellite, NigeriaSat-1, has reached the end of life after an impressive nine years in orbit, outliving its design life by four years.

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29 October 20120 Comments0 Comments

Climate change study searches for the TRUTHS

 SSTL is about to embark on a pioneering study into acquiring more accurate climate data from satellites, that will help us better understand the impact of climate change.

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25 October 20120 Comments0 Comments

UoSAT-2 helped bridge the Pole

After 25 years of providing small satellites, it’s hard to believe that SSTL was established as an offshoot of the University of Surrey (a close tie we still benefit from today) where, in a small lab, the small satellite revolution all began. One of the inaugural satellites to come out of t...

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23 October 20120 Comments0 Comments

Disaster response imagery available to all

After 13 years of providing imagery for disaster response to its members, the International Charter ‘Space and Major Disasters’ is now making its imagery free for all countries to access during natural emergencies - whether they are members or not. The move, announced last month by th...

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11 October 20120 Comments0 Comments

SSTL showcases innovation at the IAC

Next week SSTL is travelling to Naples for the 63rd annual International Astronautical Congress (IAC). Held every year, the IAC is organised by the International Aeronautical Foundation (IAF) to bring political, industrial and scientific representatives from throughout the world together to shape...

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27 September 20120 Comments0 Comments

Sir Martin Sweeting receives the International Von Kármán Wings Award

Sir Martin Sweeting, Executive Chairman and founder of SSTL, has been presented the International Von Kármán Wings Award by the Aerospace Historical Society and the Graduate Aerospace Laboratories of the California Institute of Technology. The award has been presented to aerospace pioneers who ha...

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17 September 20120 Comments0 Comments

Disaster Monitoring Constellation wins AIAA award

Last night, the Disaster Monitoring Constellation (DMC) was presented the 2012 American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Space Systems award at the AIAA Space 2012 conference and exhibition in California. The award recognises outstanding achievements in the architecture, analysis,...

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13 September 20120 Comments0 Comments

Satellites REDD-y to help fight deforestation

It’s universally accepted that the world’s forests need protecting to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and slow climate change. But if we are to bring about the dramatic reduction of deforestation and illegal logging, we need to get to the root of the problem and introduce a fair and sustainable p...

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11 September 20120 Comments0 Comments

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