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ALL of the original source moving film ...

for The CIM LaserDisc demonstrator  was shot by Professor Paul Rankey on 8mm film

stock - whilst he was at the University of Surrey working with colleagues on the project

which was subsequently hived off as Surrey Satellite Technology - who were entirely

responsible for the very successful deployment of GIOVE-A and GIOVE-B and the

securing of the Galileo frequencies within the International Telecommunications Union

- for the Galileo Satellite Navigation System.  

I AM [RE]minded today, however, on the official announcement of Galileo, NOW offering

its initial servicesto public authorities, businesses and citizens, that on the 13th of

January 2009, Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd. (SSTL) formally became a subsidiary of 

Astrium Satellites, a division of European aerospace conglomerate EADS, in what SSTL

Chairman Sir Martin Sweeting said is a necessary step if the company he founded is to

grow. In early 2012, Astrium of France received another $39 million contract to

technically enable the Ariane 5 ES launcher to carry four Galileo payloads by late 2014,

according to the European Space Agency, which oversees development of the Galileo

satellite navigation system.

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Comment by Michael Grove on March 30, 2018 at 14:18


  YET again the funding by the PEOPLES of the UK, for the benefit of ALL THE

  PEOPLES of the THE EU, has been utilised by Surrey University who have this

  time designed a spacecraft which can grab space junk and then pull it into

  Earth’s atmosphere where it is burned up. 

  The little craft, named RemoveDebris, is due to launch from the Kennedy

  Space Centre on Monday, on board one of Elon Musk’s SpaceX Falcon 9

  rockets. The spaceship will dock at the ISS first and then deploy on its own

  on a test mission to snare a small satellite using a harpoon and net.

  [IT] IS estimated that there are more than 7,600 tonnes of space junk in and

  around Earth’s orbit - with some moving faster than a speeding bullet,

  approaching speeds of 30,000 miles per hour, which are a huge threat to  

  satellites and space stations.


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