in Space

NovaSAR-1 and SSTL S1-4 will launch on ISRO's PSLV

Posted 20 August 2018 · Add Comment

Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL) has signed an agreement with Antrix Corporation Limited, the commercial arm of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), for the launch into a 580km sun-synchronous orbit of NovaSAR-1, a small Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) satellite and SSTL S1-4, a high resolution Earth observation satellite.



The two satellites will launch on PSLV-C42, due to lift-off in September 2018.   
 
NovaSAR-1 is a technology demonstration satellite mission designed to test the capabilities of a new low cost S-Band SAR platform.  The spacecraft was designed and manufactured by SSTL, with an S-Band SAR payload developed by Airbus Defence and Space in Portsmouth, and an Automatic Identification Receiver (AIS) supplied by ComDev to track ships at sea.  NovaSAR-1 will be operated from SSTL’s Spacecraft Operations Centre in Guildford, UK.
 
The UK Space Agency has invested £21M in the development of NovaSAR-1 and will benefit from access to data from the spacecraft, significantly boosting the UK’s sovereign Earth observation capabilities and leveraging additional inward investment to the UK by creating highly skilled jobs in the UK space industry, and stimulating the growth of data analysis services.
 
Also on the PSLV-C42 launch will be the SSTL S1-4, a sub-one metre resolution Earth observation satellite with a mass of 440kg that will further enhance SSTL’s existing in-orbit observation capabilities.

 

* required field

Post a comment

Other Stories
Advertisement
Latest News

Volga-Dnepr facilitates helicopter switchover for Babcock

Volga-Dnepr Airlines, on behalf of its logistics partner Panalpina, has helped Babcock by completing the exchange of two helicopter types between companies located on the opposite sides of the globe – in the UK and Australia.

STG Aerospace appoints Hansair as exclusive LatAm distributor

Aircraft cabin lighting manufacturer STG Aerospace and logistics business Hansair, have signed a multi-year agreement that sees Hansair become the exclusive distributor and representative of STG’s products in Latin America.

Boeing's E-7 ‘Wedgetail’ to provide UK's AEW&C capability

Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has signed a $1.98 billion (£1.51 billion) deal to purchase five E-7 Wedgetail aircraft, to replace the UK's current E-3D Sentry aircraft and provide the Royal Air Force (RAF) with the means to

Stansted builds on its new Hub

London Stansted is building on the recent opening of a new technology-led terminal control centre called ‘The Hub’ – which will help smooth the flow of passengers through the airport and enhance the airport’s ability to respond swiftly

MBDA's Brimstone 3 completes first extreme weather trial

MBDA's Brimstone 3 ultra-high precision missile system has successfully achieved a major milestone by completing its first firing trial at the Vidsel Trials range in Sweden.

Cranfield students competing in rocket engineering competition

Students from Cranfield University are designing their own space rocket, which they hope to launch into the skies above the US later this year.

ODU 0201311219
See us at
SMIFAVWS BT1302060619ARAS BT2802140519