Surrey Satellite US bags NASA deal for Landsat instrument study

Surrey Satellite US bags NASA deal for Landsat instrument study

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Surrey SatelliteTechnology logoUS, September 16, 2014: Colorado-based Surrey Satellite Technology US LLC (SST-US) has bagged a contract from NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center to conduct the Sustainable Land Imaging (SLI) Reduced Instrument Envelope Study.

Under the six-month agreement, SST-US will examine smaller and lighter alternatives to the two sensors currently flying on Landsat 8.

The SLI Reduced Envelope Study focuses on exploring new technologies for imaging sensors that may be considered for the Landsat 10 program and beyond.

SST-US COO Doug Gerull said, “SST-US will leverage the Surrey legacy of success building innovative satellite systems to meet the demanding technical and economic specifications that NASA has in mind for future Landsat programs.”

SST-US has partnered with Space Dynamics Laboratory (SDL) of Utah for the SLI study to investigate the feasibility of merging current Surrey electro-optical imager designs with a space-tested thermal imaging instrument produced by SDL.

Source: SST-US