Monthly Archives: October 2016

First sensors delivered to SSTL in a SCOTS approach

sstl-logoOn 30th of September, Lens R&D supplied their first 12 flight standard BiSon64 sunsensors to SSTL.

Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL) is a small satellite manufacturer based in Surrey (UK) known for their company slogan “Changing the Economics of Space” and breakthrough space engineering approach ( By purchasing the first Space grade Commercial Off the Shelf (SCOTS) sunsensors, they are to be considered early adopters of this approach which is promoted by Lens R&D. The BiSon64 sunsensors are small but highly reliable sensors specifically developed to provide a low cost alternative to common high reliability sunsensors as well as a high reliability alternative to common small satellite sunsensors.

Abandoning the MOQ for the time being

As Lens R&D is batch producing the sunsensors and the team is very limited we decided some years ago to try and sell sunsensors with a minimum order quantity only. Now the sensors will be on stock shortly and with the first sensors shipped, we are getting all the paperwork and procedures in place and concluded that with some additional handling we should be able to deliver one off sensors as well. Therefore, (as a matter of test to see if it really works)  we will no longer use the minimum order quantity previously quoted but we will also sell sensors on a one by one basis. In order to compensate for the additional paperwork the price will be marginally increased to 4050Euro/sensor.

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