[amsat-bb] Re: SSTL Wins Canadian Deal (from Satellite Today)
g.shirville at btinternet.com
Mon Feb 4 06:16:30 PST 2008
Now we just need to ask G3YJO to get it to take some nice piccies of AO40 as
it wizzes pass...
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From: "Eric Rosenberg" <w3dq at arrl.net>
To: <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
Sent: Monday, February 04, 2008 1:24 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] SSTL Wins Canadian Deal (from Satellite Today)
> Congratulations to Martin, Jeff and SSTL!
> Eric W3DQ
> Washington, DC
> SSTL Wins Canadian Deal
> February 1, 2008
> [Satellite Today – 2-1-08] Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL) won a
> contract from MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (MDA) to deliver a
> satellite platform as part of the Sapphire space object surveillance
> program, SSTL announced Feb. 1.
> The two-year program is part of a contract from Canada's Department of
> National Defence valued at 65 million Canadian dollars ($65.2 million).
> The contract has options that cover mission support, operations and
> The mission will provide a satellite-based resident space object
> observing service that will provide accurate tracking data on deep space
> orbiting objects. Sapphire will feature a space-based data collection
> platform for continuous surveillance of man-made objects in medium- to
> high-Earth orbits (6,000 to 40,000 kilometers). The data collected will be
> processed by a ground-based system and the results will be used to update
> the U.S. Satellite Catalogue used by North American Aerospace Defense
> Command and Canada to provide space situational awareness.
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