Singapore’s first micro satellite sends images

Singapore’s first micro satellite sends images

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Singapore: The first Singapore-made micro-satellite, X-Sat, started sending live images. First few images were unveiled to reporters at a press conference held at Nanyang Technological University (NTU). The satellite was launched by India’s PSLV-C16 rocket from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre launch pad in Sriharikota.

Associate Professor Low Kay Soon said that the images – which were captured at a height of 800km – can help scientists monitor soil erosion and environmental changes.

“This could be a useful database for future applications,” added Prof Low, who is the director of NTU’s Satellite Research Centre. The images are made possible by a remote sensing camera that is fitted onto the X-Sat.

Source: asiaone