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Surrey Satellite Technology's Sir Martin Sweeting rewarded for contributions to aerospace

PUBLISHED: 20:18 10 October 2012 | UPDATED: 22:02 20 February 2013

Surrey Satellite Technology's Sir Martin Sweeting rewarded for contributions to aerospace

Surrey Satellite Technology's Sir Martin Sweeting rewarded for contributions to aerospace

Founder of Surrey Satellite Technology Limited (SSTL) and director of the Surrey Space Centre at the University of Surrey, Sir Martin Sweeting has been presented with the International von Kármán Wings Award for his contributions to aerospace.

Founder of Surrey Satellite Technology Limited (SSTL) and director of the Surrey Space Centre at the University of Surrey, Sir Martin Sweeting has been presented with the International von Krmn Wings Award for his contributions to aerospace.


As the 2012 recipient, Sir Martin Sweeting has been recognised for his contributions to aerospace academia and industry in particular pioneering the concept of rapid-response, low-cost and highly capable small satellites for Earth observation, communications and space science.
Since 1985 the International von Krmn Wings Award has been presented to aerospace pioneers who have made outstanding contributions in the field of science and engineering over a sustained period of time.


Previous recipients of the prestigious award include science fiction writer and inventor Arthur C Clarke, NASA Apollo astronaut Buzz Aldrin, and aircraft designer Burt Rutan.

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