21 May '11, 8am

SingTel successfully launches satellite ST-2

SingTel successfully launches satellite ST-2

SINGAPORE: Singapore Telecommunications Limited (SingTel) has successfully launched Singapore's second commercial satellite, ST-2, into orbit following an impressive lift-off from Kourou, French Guiana. At 4.38am Singapore time, the Ariane 5 ECA rocket rose from its launch pad, safely entering transfer orbit 250 kilometres above the earth. Separation from the rocket occurred 27 minutes after lift-off. Primary school pupils were invited by SingTel to witness the launch at the Seletar Satellite Earth Station. Ms Chua Sock Koong, Group Chief Executive Officer of SingTel, said this is an exciting milestone for SingTel and Singapore. She said satellite services play an important role in SingTel's overall vision for the Corporate Business market, enabling it to lead and shape key markets such as the maritime, oil and gas, media and broadcast, as well as logistics industries. ST-...

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