ALSAT-1B contruction contract awarded to SSTL with final assembly happening in Algeria

by | Jul 11, 2014 | Satellites, Seradata News | 0 comments

The Algerian Space Agency (ASAL) and Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL) have signed a contract to build the Alsat-1B Earth Observation satellite in combination with a comprehensive training and development programme. Alsat-1B, which is a follow-on to Alsat-1A, will be based on the SSTL-100 platform, hosting a 24m multispectral imager and a 12m panchromatic imager. Eighteen ASAL engineers will undertake the Assembly, Integration and Test phase of the satellite in Oran, Algeria. As part of the deal, eighteen Algerian students will also study for Higher Degrees at the University of Surrey based in Guildford and will help to design a cubesat.

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