ENGLEWOOD, COLO., April 3, 2013—Surrey Satellite Technology US LLC (SST-US) has moved into a purpose-built company headquarters and satellite manufacturing facility in Englewood, Colorado, providing full mission capabilities to its growing customer base.
The new SST-US headquarters comprises clean room space for satellite and subsystem manufacture, customer payload integration, and electronics assembly activities. The SST-US facility also includes an electronics laboratory, mission operations center, and office space to accommodate the growing team and its design, analysis, test, and management systems. Once in orbit, satellites built and launched by SST-US will be commissioned and operated from SST-US’ mission operations center.
“We established SST-US in Colorado over five years ago, attracted by Colorado’s growing prominence as a hub for the nation’s space industry and the resident critical mass of satellite companies, related technology firms, and experienced personnel. An incentives package from the State of Colorado and Douglas County to locate the permanent SST-US headquarters here in Englewood just south of Denver was a tangible indication that we are seen as a valuable contributor to the local economy and the high-tech knowledge base,” said Dr. John Paffett, SST-US CEO. “We are expecting significant growth and to triple our professional staff in the Denver area by the end of this year.”
“Interest in ‘small sat’ technology is intensifying in the United States as commercial, government, and military organizations face the prospect of continuing critical space missions with frozen or reduced budgets,” said Paffett. “Smaller satellites that can be built right here in Colorado at a fraction of the cost of larger, heavier spacecraft are the solution for many of these missions.”
SST-US will be exhibiting at the 29th National Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, April 8–11, 2013. Please visit SST-US in booth #122.
About Surrey Satellite Technology US LLC
Surrey Satellite Technology US LLC (SST-US), a wholly owned subsidiary of Surrey Satellite Technology Limited (SSTL), is a Delaware-registered company with its principal offices located in Englewood, Colorado. Since its incorporation in 2008, SST-US has been addressing the requirements of the United States market and its customers for the provisions of small satellite solutions, applications, and services for Earth observation, science, technology demonstration, and communications. The activities of SST-US draw extensively on the heritage, background, and capability of all elements of the Surrey group, with a proven track record in provision of high-quality, rapid, cost-effective small satellite solutions, applications, and services.
Since 1981, Surrey has launched 41 satellites as well as provided training and development programs, consultancy services, and mission studies for NASA, the United States Air Force, Los Alamos National Laboratory, and other institutional and commercial customers with its innovative approach of “changing the economics of space.”