UK’s SSTL, China’s 21AT contract for 4th satellite, 7 years after TripleSat deal

by Peter B. de Selding

PARIS —Chinese commercial geospatial-imagery company Twenty-First Century Aerospace Technology Co. Ltd. (21AT) will pay 25 million British pounds ($33 million) for at least seven years’ non-exclusive use of Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd.’s SSTL-S1 optical imaging satellite, to be launched later this year, SSTL said.

The agreement is a follow-on to the two companies’ 2011 accord under which 21AT has seven years of exclusive use of the three identical DMC3/TripleSat 1-meter-resolution satellites, launched in 2015 aboard an Indian PSLV rocket. That . . .

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