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SSTL-150
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German civilian surveillance satellite. Surrey satellite bus, notably used for the RapidEye constellation of five environmental monitoring satellites. Mass of 152 kg including 12 kg of propellant.

AKA: Beijing; CFESat; Choma; Choros; RapidEye; Tachys; TDS; Topsat; Trochia; Tsinghua. Status: Operational 2005. First Launch: 2005-10-27. Last Launch: 2014-07-08. Number: 11 . Gross mass: 152 kg (335 lb).

Family: Civilian surveillance satellite, Surveillance, Technology. Country: Germany. Launch Vehicles: R-7, R-14, Kosmos 11K65M, R-36M 15A14, PSLV, Dnepr, Atlas V, Atlas V 401, Soyuz-2-1B. Launch Sites: Baikonur, Baikonur LC31, Vandenberg SLC3E, Cape Canaveral LC41, Plesetsk LC132/1, Baikonur LC109. Agency: Surrey. More at: 13196, 13197, 13198.


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2005 October 27 - . 06:52 GMT - . Launch Site: Plesetsk. Launch Complex: Plesetsk LC132/1. LV Family: R-14. Launch Vehicle: Kosmos 11K65M.
  • Topsat - . Payload: Heavily modified Surrey MicroSat-100. Mass: 108 kg (238 lb). Nation: UK. Agency: Qinetiq. Manufacturer: Surrey. Class: Surveillance. Type: Civilian surveillance satellite. Spacecraft Bus: SSTL-150. Spacecraft: SSTL-150. USAF Sat Cat: 28891 . COSPAR: 2005-043B. Apogee: 707 km (439 mi). Perigee: 682 km (423 mi). Inclination: 98.2000 deg. Period: 98.70 min. Delayed from May 18, mid-July, August 25, September 27 and 30, 2005. UK military surveillance research satellite..
  • Beijing-1 - . Payload: Tsinghua 2, China-DMC+4, Modified MicroSat-100. Mass: 140 kg (300 lb). Nation: China. Agency: KVR. Manufacturer: Surrey. Class: Surveillance. Type: Civilian surveillance satellite. Spacecraft Bus: SSTL-150. Spacecraft: SSTL-150. USAF Sat Cat: 28890 . COSPAR: 2005-043A. Apogee: 705 km (438 mi). Perigee: 682 km (423 mi). Inclination: 98.2000 deg. Period: 98.60 min.

    Beijing-1 carried a 31-cm focal-length cartographic telescope with a resolution of 4 meters. It was to be part of the international Disaster Monitoring Constellation. Operated by Tsinghua University for Beijing Landview Mapping Information Technology Ltd.


2007 March 9 - . 03:10 GMT - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC41. Launch Pad: SLC41. LV Family: Atlas V. Launch Vehicle: Atlas V 401.
  • CFESat - . Payload: Heavily modified Surrey MicroSat-100. Mass: 159 kg (350 lb). Nation: USA. Agency: Los Alamos. Manufacturer: Surrey. Class: Technology. Type: Navigation technology satellite. Spacecraft Bus: SSTL-150. Spacecraft: SSTL-150. USAF Sat Cat: 30777 . COSPAR: 2007-006F. Apogee: 563 km (349 mi). Perigee: 558 km (346 mi). Inclination: 35.4000 deg. Period: 95.90 min.

    The Cibola Flight Experiment satellites carried eight new technologies for space flight validation, including a new power supply, inflatable antennas, deployable booms, a new type of launch-vehicle separation system, and a high-density pack of AA lithium-ion batteries. Cibola's on-board field programmable gate array supercomputer processed data onboard, then beamed only the results rather than the raw data to the ground. The Cibola also had a science mission: the study of lightning, ionospheric disturbances, and other sources of radio frequency (RF) atmospheric noise.


2008 August 29 - . 07:16 GMT - . Launch Site: Baikonur. Launch Complex: Baikonur LC109. Launch Pad: LC109/95. LV Family: R-36M. Launch Vehicle: Dnepr.
  • Tachys - . Payload: RapidEye 1. Mass: 152 kg (335 lb). Nation: Germany. Agency: Makeyev Design Bureau. Manufacturer: Surrey. Class: Surveillance. Type: Civilian surveillance satellite. Spacecraft Bus: SSTL-150. Spacecraft: SSTL-150. USAF Sat Cat: 33312 . COSPAR: 2008-040A. Apogee: 632 km (392 mi). Perigee: 606 km (376 mi). Inclination: 98.0000 deg. Period: 97.10 min.

    RapidEye AG of Brandenberg paid for launch of a constellation of five environmental monitoring satellites in a single launch, each with a mass of 152 kg including 12 kg of propellant. The satellites had an optical resolution of 6 meters, and were designed to provide on-demand images for agricultural storm damage assessment and support of emergency services.

  • Mati - . Payload: RapidEye 2. Mass: 152 kg (335 lb). Nation: Germany. Agency: Makeyev Design Bureau. Manufacturer: Surrey. Class: Surveillance. Type: Civilian surveillance satellite. Spacecraft Bus: SSTL-150. Spacecraft: SSTL-150. USAF Sat Cat: 33313 . COSPAR: 2008-040B. Apogee: 654 km (406 mi). Perigee: 624 km (387 mi). Inclination: 98.0000 deg. Period: 97.50 min.
  • Choma - . Payload: RapidEye 3. Mass: 152 kg (335 lb). Nation: Germany. Agency: Makeyev Design Bureau. Manufacturer: Surrey. Class: Surveillance. Type: Civilian surveillance satellite. Spacecraft Bus: SSTL-150. Spacecraft: SSTL-150. USAF Sat Cat: 33314 . COSPAR: 2008-040C. Apogee: 631 km (392 mi). Perigee: 598 km (371 mi). Inclination: 98.0000 deg. Period: 97.00 min.
  • Choros - . Payload: RapidEye 4. Mass: 152 kg (335 lb). Nation: Germany. Agency: Makeyev Design Bureau. Manufacturer: Surrey. Class: Surveillance. Type: Civilian surveillance satellite. Spacecraft Bus: SSTL-150. Spacecraft: SSTL-150. USAF Sat Cat: 33315 . COSPAR: 2008-040D. Apogee: 639 km (397 mi). Perigee: 620 km (380 mi). Inclination: 98.0000 deg. Period: 97.30 min.
  • Trochia - . Payload: RapidEye 5. Mass: 152 kg (335 lb). Nation: Germany. Agency: Makeyev Design Bureau. Manufacturer: Surrey. Class: Surveillance. Type: Civilian surveillance satellite. Spacecraft Bus: SSTL-150. Spacecraft: SSTL-150. USAF Sat Cat: 33316 . COSPAR: 2008-040E. Apogee: 647 km (402 mi). Perigee: 623 km (387 mi). Inclination: 98.0000 deg. Period: 97.40 min.

2013 February 25 - . 12:31 GMT - . Launch Site: Vandenberg. Launch Complex: Vandenberg SLC3E. LV Family: PSLV. Launch Vehicle: PSLV.
  • Sapphire - . Mass: 150 kg (330 lb). Nation: Canada. Agency: DND. Manufacturer: Surrey. Class: Surveillance. Type: Orbital object tracking satellite. Spacecraft Bus: SSTL-150. Spacecraft: SSTL-150. USAF Sat Cat: 39088 . COSPAR: 2013-009C. Apogee: 787 km (489 mi). Perigee: 772 km (479 mi). Inclination: 98.6300 deg. Period: 100.44 min. Canadian Forces satellite for space object surveillance and missile early warning, based with a 0.15m visible-light telescope..

2014 June 19 - . 19:11 GMT - . Launch Site: Dombarovskiy. Launch Pad: Sh370/13. LV Family: R-36M. Launch Vehicle: Dnepr.
  • Kazeosat 2 - . Mass: 177 kg (390 lb). Nation: Kazakhstan. Spacecraft Bus: SSTL-150. Spacecraft: SSTL-150. USAF Sat Cat: 40010 . COSPAR: 2014-033A. Apogee: 637 km (395 mi). Perigee: 610 km (370 mi). Inclination: 97.9800 deg. Period: 97.18 min. Kazakh medium resolution imaging satellite; had an imager with 6.5 metre resolution and a 77 km swath width..

2014 July 8 - . 15:58 GMT - . Launch Site: Baikonur. Launch Complex: Baikonur LC31. LV Family: R-7. Launch Vehicle: Soyuz-2-1B.
  • TDS 1 - . Mass: 150 kg (330 lb). Nation: UK. Spacecraft Bus: SSTL-150. Spacecraft: SSTL-150. USAF Sat Cat: 40076 . COSPAR: 2014-037H. Apogee: 633 km (393 mi). Perigee: 623 km (387 mi). Inclination: 98.3900 deg. Period: 97.27 min. TechDemoSat-1 by Surrey Satellite Technology carrying technology payloads from various UK universities..


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