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An overview of our innovative approach to small satellite engineering.
Video of the Earth captured from Low Earth Orbit by a commercial grade Raspberry Pi camera and computer on board SSTL's Demonstration of Technology satellite called DoT-1, launched in July 2019. The video captures an area of Europe that includes the coasts of France, Belgium, The Netherlands and Germany with Denmark visible to the right and the UK obscured by heavy cloud cover to the left.
A low cost service enabling new, and regular, mission opportunities to the Moon with opportunities for the deployment of low cost missions into lunar orbit through the use of a high availability, high data rate communications system.
RemoveDEBRIS, a small satellite mission designed to test space debris removal technologies, successfully completed a harpoon test firing on 8th February 2019. This video shows the test in both real-time and in slow motion
NovaSAR-1 was launched in 2018 and delivers Earth observation Synthetic Aperture Radar imagery, day and night and through cloud cover. NovaSAR data partners include the UK Space Agency, CSIRO (Australia), ISRO (India) and DOST-ASTI (the Philippines).
Overview of our technology demonstration small satellite CARBONITE-2 and a selection of full colour HD videos acquired by the satellite from orbit.
Video showing the construction of the platform for EUTELSAT QUANTUM, the world's first reconfigurable geostationary telecommunications satellite. The platform consists of a central thrust tube which houses the bipropellent chemical propulsion system, GEO momentum wheels and gyro to maintain the satellite on station and in a stable attitude throughout its orbital lifetime.
An Active Debris Removal technology demonstration mission from mission partners Airbus, ArianeGroup, CSEM, Inria, ISIS, Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd, Surrey Space Centre, and Stellenbosch University.
Assembly and integration at Surrey's Guildford facilities of three one metre resolution earth observation satellites for the DMC3/TripleSat Constellation.
This video video was taken in-orbit on 8 July 2014 using an inspection camera on-board ourTechDemoSat-1 satellite, starting about 30 seconds after separation from the launcher. At 6 seconds the Sun appears at the top of the frame as a very bright white flare, before the rotation of the satellite reveals a view of Earth below, of the Pacific Ocean south of French Polynesia. At 25 seconds, the Fregat upper stage of the Soyuz-2 launch vehicle appears as a gold object passing left to right at a distance of approx 60 metres. At 34 seconds a white dot crosses the frame left to right - this is almost certainly one of the other satellites that shared the ride into orbit with TechDemoSat-1.
Video taken in orbit by a small inspection camera on board TechDemoSat-1 (June 2017). The camera is trained on the Antenna Pointing Mechanism, and also captures views of the Earth - this footage shows Greenland, travelling south to Baffin Bay.
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