The launch, India’ first in five months, highlighted the United Kingdom’s desire to bolster trade with India as well as India’s desire to further commercialize production of the PLSV, a rocket often used for smallsat missions.
Telesat awarded a second constellation design contract Aug. 1, choosing Airbus Defence and Space to begin studies on the company’s proposed system of 117 low Earth orbit communications satellites.
A British billionaire has invested in a company operating a ground station that has aspirations to support commercial missions beyond Earth orbit.
Earth-i, a British startup planning to provide high-resolution images and video of the Earth, has awarded a contract to Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd. (SSTL) for its initial set of satellites.
Astroscale, a company developing technologies for removing orbital debris, announced Nov. 21 it has awarded a contract to Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd. (SSTL) to develop one part of an upcoming demonstration mission.
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.