SSTL Lunar Pathfinder telecomms satellite

Mission to the moon

One of the most exciting missions currently in-build at Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL) is the Lunar Pathfinder, which will serve as a telecommunications relay satellite for future missions to the Moon.

Due for launch in 2025, Lunar Pathfinder will operate in a highly elliptical ‘Lunar Frozen Orbit’, designed to optimise coverage and provide communications links for rovers and other payloads operating around the Moon’s South Pole, the primary focus of future Lunar exploration missions.