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General Atomics Acquires Assets of Surrey-US, LLC

Acquisition Will Augment Space Systems Initiatives
Published: November 2017
 

SAN DIEGO, CA, NOVEMBER 13, 2017 – General Atomics announced today that it has acquired the majority of the assets of Surrey Satellite Technology US LLC (Surrey-US), an Englewood, Colorado.-based provider of innovative 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.

“We look forward to the Surrey-US team joining us as we continue to expand our portfolio of small satellite and mission-support capabilities,” stated 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.

Surrey-US was established in 2008 as a wholly-owned subsidiary of UK-based Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd. (SSTL) to address the U.S. market and its core capabilities include the complete design, manufacture, launch and operation of small satellites. SSTL is a world-renowned leader in the design, development and deployment of small satellites, with a 35 year legacy of successful launches, and a proven track record in pioneering and delivery of small satellite and complete mission solutions for defense, telecommunications, earth observation, and technology demonstrations.

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