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2012 News Archive

An experimental GPS receiver, built by Surrey Satellite Technology Limited (SSTL), has successfully achieved a GPS position fix at 23,300km altitude – the first position fix above the GPS constellation on a civilian satellite. The SGR-GEO receiver is collecting data that could help SSTL to develop a receiver to navigate spacecraft in Geostationary orbit (GEO) or even in deep space.
Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL) is undertaking a project to assist geospatial information provider RapidEye AG in upgrading and consolidating its ground station facilities.
Sir Martin Sweeting, founder and executive chairman of Surrey Satellite Technology Limited (SSTL) and Director of the Surrey Space Centre at the University of Surrey, has been presented with the International von Kármán Wings Award for his contributions to aerospace.
Sir Martin Sweeting, Executive Chairman and founder of Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL), yesterday accepted the 2012 American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Space Systems award for the Disaster Monitoring Constellation (DMC).
Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL) today announced the successful separation from the Soyuz launcher and subsequent operation of mission-critical systems onboard the exactView-1 satellite, which was built by the Company under contract to prime contractor COM DEV Canada for exactEarth.
Surrey Satellite Technology Limited (SSTL) today announced the successful launch of exactView-1 at UTC 06:41:39 into a sun synchronous polar orbit of 800km by a Soyuz rocket from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.
Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL) Director of Telecommunications & Navigation, Dr John Paffett, has today signed a contract with Dr. Ingo Engeln, Member of the Executive Board of OHB System AG at the Farnborough International Airshow for the construction of a further eight navigation payloads for the European Galileo programme.
Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL) is announcing the planned launch of exactView-1, the highest detection performance Automatic Identification System (AIS) satellite ever built, on 22nd July by a Soyuz launch vehicle from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.
Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL) has put the GIOVE-A satellite into retirement, ending a successful extended mission for the European Commission’s Galileo satellite navigation programme under the supervision of the European Space Agency (ESA).
Space innovators at the University of Surrey and Surrey Satellite Technology Limited (SSTL) are developing ‘STRaND-2’, a twin-satellite mission to test a novel in-orbit docking system based upon XBOX Kinect technology that could change the way space assets are built, maintained and decommissioned.
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