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ST Electronics joins hands with DSTA to build next-gen earth observation satellite
SINGAPORE Technologies Electronics (ST Electronics) on Thursday said that it would partner the Defence Science & Technology Agency (DSTA) to develop the next-generation Earth Observation Satellite, TeLEOS-2.
Announced at the Global Space Technology Convention (GSTC) 2017, the partnership will further Singapore's space industry and strengthen its position in the global space market.
The tie-up builds on the successful completion and launch of TeLEOS-1, the first made-in-Singapore commercial Earth Observation Satellite.
On behalf of the Singapore government, DSTA will work with ST Electronics to support government agencies such as Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore, Ministry of Home Affairs, Ministry of Defence, Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore, and National Environment Agency for their satellite imagery requirements.
TeLEOS-2 has a mass of about 750kg and will carry a made-in-Singapore Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) payload capable of providing 1m resolution data. It will be equipped with a 500 GB onboard recorder for recording the data captured and a high-speed 800 Mbps down link.
The development of TeLEOS-2 will enhance ST Electronics' commercial satellite imagery services, providing multi-modal and high responsive features to its customers.
Besides the sales of satellite imagery, ST Electronics also provides value-added services using intelligent big data analytics for applications in urban planning and infrastructure management for smart cities, environmental and resources monitoring for sustainability, humanitarian aid and disaster relief (HADR) for emergency operations, maritime security and safety operations, and border and territorial water protection.
To further widen its market reach and expand its value-added services in addressing the growing demand in services relating to maritime security, ST Electronics signed a memorandum of understanding at the GSTC 2017 with Collecte Localisation Satellites, a subsidiary of the French Space Agency.