A surrey satellite business has been officially contracted by the Canadian company UrtheCast to build its UrtheDaily Earth Observation (EO) constellation.

Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL) will build the platform which will be able to grab an image of our entire global landmass every 24 hours

The spacecraft which will be constructed by SSTL at its surrey Research Park facilities in Guildford is scheduled to be launched by 2020.



SSTL is additionally about to launch a still and video imagine satellite for the British EO Analytics company Earth-i. the Spacecraft called EiX2 will be the first in what is hoped to be a large constellation of platforms.

The constellation of platforms gathers location-based data for a range of geoanalytics products providing a wealth of information at your fingertips.

UrtheCast president and CEO, Wade Larson states that the two companies “have developed a close synergy, and our combined experience and expertise has resulted in a space systems architecture for the UrtheDaily TM constellation that will deliver exceptional date quality for a range of geoanalytics products.”

SSTL director of earth observation, Andrew Cawthorne, said: “we worked closely with UrtheCast to develop an image systems capable of detecting subtle changes on the planet, and we are very much looking forward to supply the satellites for this landmark Earth Observation Constellation.”

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Source: https://www.getsurrey.co.uk/news/business/surrey-satellite-technologys-latest-contract-13912811