19 Jul '11, 1pm

First satellite to be built by NTU students to launch in 2013

First satellite to be built by NTU students to launch in 2013

Called Velox-I, it is being put through its paces by Nanyang Technological University engineering students in the Undergraduate Satellite Programme (USP) that was started in April last year. -- PHOTO: NTU SATELLITE RESEARCH CENTRE IT WILL be a big lift for Singapore when the second locally-made satellite - and the first to be built by students - is launched in 2013. Called Velox-I, it is being put through its paces by Nanyang Technological University engineering students in the Undergraduate Satellite Programme (USP) that was started in April last year. Unlike a typical satellite that can weigh more than 1,200kg, Velox-I is made up of two tiny satellites, one weighing 3.5kg and the other 1.5kg. Barely an arm's length, it looks like an oversized Lego block with solar-panelled wings that will spring open in space. Slated to be launched in India or the United States in early ...

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