20 Apr '11, 1pm

Singapore's satellite capability gains traction with successful launch

Singapore's satellite capability gains traction with successful launch

SINGAPORE: Singapore has not yet joined the space programme bandwagon but its satellite capability is certainly gaining traction. The Nanyang Technological University has confirmed India's successful launch into space of Singapore's first locally built micro-satellite on Wednesday. University officials said the move did not signify any advanced space programme ambition. Rather, it was a testament to Singapore's enhanced satellite operations. The micro-satellite, named X-SAT, was one of the three that lifted off on board India's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle PSLV-C16 at 12.42 pm Singapore time on Wednesday. The three satellites, which were launched into orbit 18 minutes after the rocket blasted off from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre launch pad in India, were meant to help scientists study and help manage natural resources. "We are delighted with the successful launch of S...

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