A British small satellite manufacturer and a startup company are partnering on a mission to fly a series of smallsats carrying hosted payloads of varying sizes.
British small satellite manufacturer Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd. (SSTL) is closing down a Denver factory in favor of centralizing spacecraft production back in the United Kingdom.
What’s the perfect size for a small satellite? “The answer is 42 kilograms,” said Martin Sweeting, Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd. founder and executive chairman said at the Small Satellite Symposium in Silicon Valley.
Satellite and rocket-component builder OHB SE of Germany on Aug. 17 reported flat revenue but higher profit for the six months ending June 30 and reiterated its full-year revenue forecast based on sales volume late in the year.
The European Space Agency’s penchant for a major lunar exploration program that would precede a full-scale exploration of Mars was fully in evidence on July 12 with the signing of a contract to put an ESA drill on Russia’s Luna-Resurs lunar lander.
Britain's Surrey Satellite Technology will develop a demonstration model of a peroxide-based satellite propulsion system under a U.K. government grant as European satellite builders confront a possible future European Union ban on hydrazine under chemical-safety rules.
In mid-June, UrtheCast announced plans to add another camera and a radar instrument to the ISS; a week later, the company announced it was developing a 16-satellite constellation in partnership with Britain's small satellite specialist Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd.
Small-satellite builder Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd. (SSTL) remains hopeful that it will find a least one nation willing to purchase a fourth DMC-3 satellite to add to the three launched July 10 aboard India’s PSLV rocket.
UrtheCast, which operates Earth observation cameras on the International Space Station, announced plans June 19 to develop a constellation of optical and radar imaging satellites by the end of the decade.
The chairman of small-satellite pioneer Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd. (SSTL) on May 26 said market enthusiasm for small satellites may have gone too far, with satellite development accelerating beyond sustainable business models.
Eutelsat is purchasing the inaugural geostationary-orbiting spacecraft from small-satellite builder SSTL of Britain.