Streckeisen STS-6A Selected by USGS as the primary Seismometer for the Global Seismographic Network

When the USGS launched a worldwide search for unprecedented new seismographic technology to capture the performance of the Streckeisen STS-1 Very Broad Band seismometer for deep borehole applications, only one team had that technology and answered the call.

The Streckeisen STS-6A Ultra-High Performance Borehole Seismometer – a product of the continued technical collaboration between Streckeisen, GmbH and Kinemetrics, Inc. – meets and exceeds the previously unequaled benchmark set more than three decades ago by the STS-1.

After a rigorous public procurement and evaluation of the STS-6A, the USGS has let the largest contract for sensors in the history of the Global Seismographic Network (GSN). The STS-6A is the only sensor meeting the USGS’s requirements for the GSN, continuing the legacy of excellence set by the STS-1. The new sensors will take on the role of Primary sensors in many GSN stations.

We on the team are deeply gratified to provide this important technology for 21st-century science.

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