General Atomics acquires assets of small-satellite technology firm

SAN DIEGO. General Atomics has acquired the majority of the assets of Surrey Satellite Technology US (Englewood, Colorado), an established provider of small satellite technologies, systems, and services. The assets and workforce will be integrated into the General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems Group (GA-EMS) as GA-EMS enhances its focus on development and delivery of small satellite and advanced payload systems.

Scott Forney, president of GA-EMS, said of the acquisition: "The Surrey-US team's expertise in designing and deploying 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."

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