Entry-level platform for training missions
Outstanding payload resources and capability
A customisable platform built on strong heritage foundations
With low cost small satellite platforms, flight-proven avionics, and a rapid order-to-orbit time, we can provide our customers with a technology demonstration mission that will rapidly reduce costs and risks for an operational programme, or validate key technologies in the orbital environment.
We have a proven track record of successful technology demonstration and pathfinder missions:
SSTL developed and delivered the first operational payload for Europe's satellite-supported navigation programme as part of its GIOVE-A mission launched in 2005.
Since then SSTL has supplied 22 navigation payloads for the deployment phase of Europe's satellite-supported navigation system, Galileo, and is now manufacturing a further 12 payloads that will form the heart of the navigation system. SSTL’s payload solution is based on European sourced atomic clocks, signal generators, high power TWTAs and Antennas.
Our GNSS receivers are highly regarded for quality and robustness and are flying on many missions, including TechDemoSat-1 and NASA's CYGNSS constellation.
We provide complete Turnkey Ground Segment solutions for our range of Space Platforms, including all the hardware and software necessary to operate, maintain, process and archive data from our platforms.
We have our own Satellite Operations Centre located at our headquarters in Guildford. We have accumulated over 200 years of in-orbit satellite operations through our automated Satellite Operations Centre, monitoring satellites 24 hours a day.
Our Satellite Operations Centre has access to SSTL Ground Stations located in the UK and Svalbard. In addition to these, SSTL is part of the Viasat Real Time Earth (RTE) network, hosting one of the RTE ground stations at our Guildford site.
We offer a range of managed in-orbit spacecratt operations services for our customers.
We offer both emergency and non-emergency support for our customer's Space and Ground Segments throughout their mission, depending on their requirements.
We have decades of experience when it comes to launching small satellites: we have worked on more than thirty launch campaigns on a host of different launch vehicles.
Today we work with all the leading launch service providers worldwide to ensure that our customers enjoy the widest possible range of attractive launch options. We can support our customers’ launch procurement process, the launch interface design, export of the spacecraft and associated licensing, shipping, launcher fit-checks as well as the launch campaign itself.