'Next Gen Satellite' launched performing well, said Singapore - RNews1 Network

'Next Gen Satellite' launched performing well, said Singapore

Next Gen Satellite, Singapore, TeLEOS-1, Satish Dhawan Centre at Sriharikota, In-Orbit Test, Singapore Airshow 2016
Singapore : Singapore, on Sunday, said that, its first satellite launched by India was performing well and it was developing a second much-larger "Next Gen Satellite" to enhance its remote-sensing capabilities.

TeLEOS-1 is performing to plan as the 'In-Orbit Test' activities continue to be conducted and test imagery are taken as part of the camera calibration and validation process, said Singapore Technologies at the media preview of the Singapore Airshow 2016.

The satellite was launched from Satish Dhawan Centre at Sriharikota on December 16 last year along with five other Singaporian satellites on an Indian rocket. The 400-kg satellite made first contact with the ground station 1 hour and 48 minutes after the successful launch.

TeLEOS-1 remains on schedule to roll out its first commercial imagery by mid-2016, it said.

It is Singapore's first commercial Earth Observation Satellite designed, developed and launched into a 550 km 'Near Equatorial Orbit' for remote-sensing applications. Its applications include disaster and environment monitoring, maritime safety, coastal surveillance, urban planning and homeland security.

ST Electronics said it plans to design and build more advanced satellite. In the pipeline will be a much larger "Next Gen Satellite" of 600kg to 700 kg, with higher performance specifications in terms of pointing accuracy, agility, storage capacity, data throughput, and power, it said.

The airshow is being held from February 16-21 with the participation of 65 of the top aerospace and defence companies in the world, said organizers Experia Events. 




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