Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Space Engineering
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  • Contact
    • Tycho House, 20 Stephenson Road, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 7YE

About Surrey Satellite Technology Limited

Surrey Satellite Technology are the world’s leading small satellite manufacturers, offering end-to-end space mission design, building, testing, launch and operations capabilities and services to customers worldwide.

Formed as a spin-out company of the University of Surrey, the company commands a 40% share of the global small satellite export market and currently operates a total of 14 satellites from their spacecraft operations centre.

Their sites in Guildford provide all the facilities necessary for the company's vertically integrated operation, from satellite and payload design, through to manufacturing, testing and post-launch operations.

Led by Managing Director Sarah Parker, the company have been pioneers in the use of new technologies for satellite products and services for many years. They continue to deliver services that meet the needs of their customers, while contributing to important scientific advances.

What is it like to work for Surrey Satellite Technology Limited

Giving Something Back
Giving Something Back
The company works to actively reduce their impact on the environment by minimising energy consumption, investing in carbon footprint offset schemes, and eliminating unnecessary travel and waste. They also hold charity events and outreach schemes to foster interest in the space sector.
My Company
My Company
By 2027, Surrey Satellite Technology aim to be providing services to enable human expansion through the solar system, while also assembling a system in orbit and deploying a software-defined satellite. All employees are committed to delivering on these three ‘Grand Challenges’.
Fair Deal
Fair Deal
Managers can nominate staff to receive thank you letters and Amazon vouchers if they have demonstrated extraordinary efforts on a particular project, with the appreciation of their efforts by the team often proving a greater incentive to excel than the monetary reward.

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  • Male : Female:

    77% / 23%

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