Press Release

Surrey Satellite Technology US Secures Contract for Space GPS Receivers; Partners with Aeroflex for Manufacture

By SpaceRef Editor
October 17, 2012
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ENGLEWOOD, COLO. October 17, 2012–Today Surrey Satellite Technology US LLC (“Surrey”) announced a contract for the batch production of its industry-leading SGR-10 Space GPS Receiver. Surrey also announced the selection of Aeroflex’s division in Colorado Springs, Colorado, as a strategic partner for the in-country manufacture of electronic assemblies.

Aeroflex, a leading global provider of high-performance microelectronic components, is to serve as Surrey’s U.S.-based manufacturing partner for short-term manufacturing of subsystem electronics, while Surrey establishes its own in-country electronics manufacturing capability.

Aeroflex will manufacture electronic assemblies to Surrey’s specifications at its facilities in Colorado Springs, Colorado, with the final flight hardware to be integrated and tested at Surrey’s Englewood, Colorado, facilities. The industrial teaming will be demonstrated and qualified through the initial GPS receiver batch build.

Dr. John Paffett, SST-US CEO commented, “We are delighted to work with Aeroflex on this first contract. With Aeroflex’s facilities in nearby Colorado Springs, this is an important step in the development of our in-country capabilities to support our growing U.S. subsystem customer base, and we look forward to a long and fruitful partnership.”

The SGR-10 Space GPS Receiver provides position, velocity, and time determination information for spacecraft navigation in low-Earth orbit. The SGR-10 has extensive flight heritage–Surrey has supplied the receiver for NASA, the United States Air Force, European Space Agency, and other customer missions worldwide.

About Surrey Satellite Technology US LLC

Surrey Satellite Technology US LLC (SST-US) is a Delaware-registered company with its principal offices located in Englewood, Colorado. The company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Surrey Satellite Technology Limited (SSTL), was established in 2008 to address the United States market and its customers for the provision 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 39 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.”

About Aeroflex

Aeroflex Holding Corp. is a leading global provider of high-performance microelectronic components and test and measurement equipment used by companies in the space, avionics, defense, commercial wireless communications, medical, and other markets.

Press Contacts
Carol Thorpe, Surrey Satellite Technology US LLC
Tel: 303-790-0653

Robin Wolstenholme, bcm public relations

SpaceRef staff editor.