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SSTL and OSS Collaborate on Disruptive Smallsat SAR Payload
02 April 2019
Two of the UK's leading Space sector companies, Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL) and Oxford Space Systems (OSS) have been awarded National Space Technology Programme funding to develop an innovative and stowage-efficient Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) payload.
This new technology delivers a truly disruptive solution and is a key enabler for the next-generation of SAR services from orbit where there are currently no low volume, deployable SAR payload solutions that meet the price points and lead times of the NewSpace opportunities. OSS' expertise in novel deployable antennas combined with SSTL's extensive experience with small, cost-competitive satellites delivers a powerful collaboration to successfully address this global market opportunity.
Image credit: SSTL - SSTL's future technology demonstration mission flying the new OSS deployable SAR antenna.