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SSTL Expands Support for the Australian Space Sector with new Australian Office

SSTL Expands Support for the Australian Space Sector with new Australian Office
SSTL today announced that on the 13th September it will open an office in Australia in Adelaide.

The announcement follows the meeting on Friday 2nd September between the Rt. Hon Anne-Marie Trevelyan MP (UK Secretary of State for Trade) and Senator The Hon Don Farrell (Australian Minister For Trade & Tourism) during which they discussed ways of strengthening the United Kingdom - Australia economic trade partnership. UK Company SSTL committing to open an office in South Australia was cited as a timely example of the already growing economic partnership between the two countries.  

As the pioneer of the small satellite industry, SSTL designs and manufactures payloads, subsystems and equipment in-house and have supported over twenty countries around the world in developing their Space capability.  SSTL aims to collaborate with the Australian Space industry by sharing knowledge, intellectual property and experience to stimulate local growth and competitiveness.

SSTL’s expansion into Australia demonstrates their commitment to further enhancing the sovereign Space capability and expertise of the Australian Space sector. This has also been facilitated by the UK and Australia ‘Space Bridge’ Partnership - which supports enhanced cooperation between the UK and Australian Space sectors.

Phil Brownnett, SSTL’s Managing Director said, “We will bring our world renowned expertise, technology and know-how to Australia, to support local companies to develop sovereign capability”

Anne-Marie Trevelyan, UK Secretary of State for International Trade said, “Our ambitions for the development of the UK space industry are as limitless as space itself. The opening of Surrey Satellite Technology's first office in Australia shows the real world impact of the ‘Space Bridge’ partnership with Australia we launched last year. The UK-Australia Space Bridge opens new trade, investment, research and collaboration opportunities for our space sectors.” 

Clive Oates, SSTL Head of Five Eyes Nations will lead SSTL’s presence in Adelaide. He has extensive global experience in innovative technology start-up and next generation satellite systems.

About SSTL
Surrey Satellite Technology Limited (SSTL) is the original New Space renegade and is at the forefront of space innovation delivering customisable complete mission solutions for Earth observation, science, communications, navigation, in-orbit debris removal and servicing and exploration beyond Earth infrastructure.

Since 1981, SSTL has built and launched 71 satellites for international customers, as well as providing training and development programmes, consultancy services, and mission studies for ESA, NASA, international governments and commercial customers.

SSTL uniquely combines innovative capability, heritage-earned engineering expertise and partner-focused Know-How and Technology Transfer programmes, and is well known for innovative missions such as the CARBONITE satellites, the NovaSAR S-band radar imaging satellite and the RemoveDEBRIS space debris removal technology demonstrator. 

Headquartered in Guildford, UK, SSTL is part of the Airbus Group.

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