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.