21 Apr '11, 2am

We have lift-off: First Singapore-built satellite has now reached orbit

We have lift-off: First Singapore-built satellite has now reached orbit

An Indian PSLV-C16 rocket blasting off at Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Andhra Pradesh yesterday. It carried three satellites, one of which was built in Singapore - the micro-satellite X-Sat. -- PHOTO: ASSOCIATED PRESS LIFT-OFF, finally. Singapore's first locally built satellite has officially been launched into space. Riding on a rocket owned by the Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro), the micro-satellite X-Sat blasted off from Satish Dhawan Space Centre in India yesterday, more than four years late. The 105kg fridge-size satellite, which will be used to take photographs to measure soil erosion and environmental changes on Earth, was one of three riding on Isro's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C16). The other two were built by India and Russia. Yesterday's launch, at 12.42pm Singapore time, was PSLV's 18th successful lift-off since its maiden flight in 1994. O...

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