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Friends science visit @ Surrey Satellite Technology

Wednesday 19th September 2018 @ 13:00


Luis Gomes, Chief Technical Officer

The world's leading small satellite company, delivering operational space missions for a range of applications including Earth observation, science, communications, navigation, in-orbit servicing and beyond Earth infrastructure

A Friends of Imperial College members only event has been arranged to visit the facilities of SSTL. We are very excited to have this exclusive opportunity to see at first-hand the facilities of a world leading UK-based organisation engaged in satellite production and operation.
 
SSTL was formed in the late 1970s by a team at the University of Surrey, with first satellite, UoSat-1, launched in 1981 with the help of NASA and the mission was a great success, The team showed that relatively small and inexpensive satellites could be built rapidly to perform successful and sophisticated missions.

In 1985 Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd was formed as a spin-out company to transfer the results of research into a commercial enterprise. SSTL now has over 30 years operational experience with more than 50 satellites launched, and an end-to-end capability to design, build test, launch and operate.
 
Friends will visit the THE KEPLER BUILDING, to see at first hand the suite of cleanrooms, test facilities and laboratories in SSTL's technical facility, at the Surrey Research Park, Guildford. For further information see this link https://www.sstl.co.uk/about-us/our-locations
 
The agenda with approximate times for the visit will be:
 
12:45 arrival at SSTL and registration

13:00 a briefing by Luis Gomes, SSTL Chief Technical Officer covering the history of SSTL and space missions

14:00 a tour of the facilities and opportunity to ask questions

16:00 departure
 
SSTL operates a secure facility and as such names and nationality of vistors needs to be notified well in advanced. The visit will be limited to no more than 20 of our members.
 
Directions to the facilities will be made available to those attending. Regular train services run from London to Guildford.

Venue: Surrey Satellite Technoloy Ltd, Guildford

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