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Professor Sir Martin Sweeting awarded Honorary Fellowship by the Royal Aeronautical Society

By [email protected] - 22nd January 2016 - 15:29

Professor Sir Martin Sweeting, Executive Chairman of Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL) has been awarded the Honorary Fellowship of the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS). Sir Martin Sweeting’s award was made in recognition of his leadership and exceptional contribution in pioneering the use of Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (COTS) technologies in space and in particular the use of small, low-cost satellites for practical applications, as well as new forms of international collaboration in space that recognise the inherently global nature of satellites. Sir Martin received his certificate of Fellowship at the Royal Aeronautical Society’s annual Wilbur and Orville Wright lecture, held on the 9th December at the Society’s headquarters in London. Sir Martin commented “It is a tremendous honour to be elected to Honorary Fellowship of the RAeS, an institution which I greatly admire for its dedication in promoting the aerospace industry all over the world.”