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Welcome to the SSBV Aerospace & Technology Group website

SSBV is a Dutch-lead, technology driven company, active in the domains of (aero)Space and Defence & Security.

Based on in-house technology, engineering, assembly and test skills, SSBV has grown to a high-tech, product-based solution provider at unit, subsystem and system level. The company also provides services related to remote sensing & monitoring and communication.

The company was established as Satellite Services BV in 1985, and re-branded to SSBV Space & Ground Systems NL in 2010 as part of the overall SSBV Aerospace & Technology Group establishment. SSBV operates as a group of high-tech, SME-sized companies with operations and SSBV Group members located in The Netherlands, The United Kingdom, Poland, Ireland, Germany, Denmark and South Africa.

The SSBV headquarters and a number of other Group companies are located in the SSBV building in the Space Business Park in Noordwijk aan Zee, The Netherlands, whereas the largest foreign subsidiary company (SSBV Space & Ground Systems UK) is located in Portsmouth, United Kingdom.

Within SSBV and its group companies, a wide range of activities are supported. These range from the provision of ground based systems for simulation, test and communication to the provision of smallsat subsystems and components. SSBV is also actively involved in the development and qualification of a unique smallsat-capable mini-SAR (radar) instrument under the name PanelSAR.

For Defence & Security applications, SSBV provides products and solutions based on a cross-over from its aerospace product lines as well as specific products, originally developed for this market segment. Example of this are the ACRIDS Precision Airdrop System, a range of RF / Spectrum recorders for SIGINT / ELINT and compact, low-power Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) sensors.

Please refer to the About section for more details.
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Remembering flight MH17

On the Dutch National Day of Mourning for those who lost their lives on flight MH17, our hearts go out to the families and friends of the victims. Our deepest condolences.


SSBV Space & Ground Systems components and subsystems launched

9th July 2014

A Soyuz rocket carrying a number of satellites was successfully launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

Two of the small satellites launched carry Sensors and subsystems provided by SSBV Space & Ground Systems (UK branch).

One of them is TechDemoSat-1, a UK space technology demonstration mission based on an SSTL platform. This satellite flies elements of a future cubesat ADCS subsystem under development by SSBV.

Initial post-launch feedback is that the satellite was deployed successfully and that initial ground contact has been established.

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Yesterday, a number of satellites were launched carrying SSBV Space & Ground System components and subsystems.

One of the satellites is TechDemoSat-1, partly funded by the UK Technology Strategy Board and SSTL, acting as a unique in-orbit demonstration platform for new space technologies.

This video from SSTL shows the satellite and it’s payloads/instruments, including the early demonstrator of SSBV’s cubesat ADCS subsystem. (2nd in the video).

SSBV Polska at the "Modern Technologies in Management" conference

SSBV Polska is present at the conference “Nowoczesne Technologie w Zarządzaniu” (“Modern Technologies in Management”), organized by Północno - Wschodni Klaster Edukacji Cyfrowej (North-East Digital Education Cluster), in Augustów, Poland. 

The Science and Technology Park in Suwałki, where SSBV Polska is located, is the patron of the Cluster and the conference. 

SSBV at ESA GNC 2014

Another busy week. SSBV participated in ESA GNC 2014 conference in Porto, Portugal. Interesting presentations and excellent surrouding.

Interview with SSBV's CEO in "Ruimtevaart" magazine 2014|2

A very informative interview with the CEO of SSBV Aerospace & Technology Group was published in this month’s edition of “Ruimtevaart”, a publication of the Netherlands Space Society (NVR).

In het magazine ‘Ruimtevaart’, gepubliceerd door de Nederlandse Vereniging voor Ruimtevaart (NVR), vindt u een interessant interview met de CEO van SSBV Aerospace & Technology Group.

See a teaser here:

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