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“Faraday”, an ultra-low cost ride to Low Earth Orbit opportunity

By [email protected] - 11th September 2017 - 10:24

Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL) and In-Space Missions Limited (In-Space) have today revealed an opportunity for an ultra-low cost ride to Low Earth Orbit (LEO). The in-orbit demonstration Faraday missions, named in honour of Michael Faraday, one of Britain’s greatest experimentalists and scientific communicators, will offer ultra-low cost prices for a ride to LEO starting at $12,000. The Faraday satellite platforms will be designed and manufactured by SSTL making use of their world leading robust space design approach, with In-Space managing the payload interface and providing customers with expert support for design, test and service exploitation. Anita Bernie, Director of Platforms at SSTL said “The cost of accessing space on a robust and flight-proven platform has traditionally been out of reach for many small payload providers so I am delighted that SSTL and In-Space are working together on Faraday’s ultra-low cost ride opportunity to LEO orbit.”
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