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General Atomics Acquires Surrey’s US Division

By | November 14, 2017
      SSTL's spacecraft operations center in Guildford, England. Photo: SSTL.

      SSTL’s spacecraft operations center in Guildford, England. Photo: SSTL.

      General Atomics announced that it has acquired the majority of the assets of Surrey Satellite Technology US, an Englewood, Colorado-based provider of small satellite technologies, systems and services. The assets and workforce will be integrated into General Atomics’ Electromagnetic Systems Group (GA-EMS) to support the organization’s growth initiatives focused on the development and delivery of small satellite and advanced payload systems.

      Surrey-U.S. was established in 2008 as a wholly-owned subsidiary of U.K.-based Surrey Satellite Technology (SSTL) to address the U.S. market. Its core capabilities include the complete design, manufacture, launch and operation of small satellites.

      “We look forward to the Surrey-US team joining us as we continue to expand our portfolio of small satellite and mission-support capabilities,” said Scott Forney, president of GA-EMS. “The Surrey-US team’s expertise in designing and deploying small satellites and end-to-end mission solutions is complementary to ours. We are excited that GA-EMS now will offer ground-to-space solutions utilizing nano, micro and small satellites from 3U to 500 kg with a high degree of modularity and payload flexibility.”