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Singapore Gets Indigenous SAR Satellite

Our Bureau - : May 3, 2023 - : 3:28 am

ST Engineering first polarimetric synthetic aperture radar (PolSAR) satellite, TeLEOS-2 was recently put into orbit, enhancing the company’s commercial satellite imagery solutions, providing multi-modal and high responsiveness features to its customers.

The TeLEOS-2’s ability to capture images under all weather conditions, during both night-time and daytime, at an average of 14 passes a day, unlocks multiple possibilities for commercial applications, including hotspot monitoring, oil spill detection, and air & maritime search & rescue operations.

The TeLEOS-2 was developed by ST Engineering in partnership with Singapore’s Defence Science and Technology Agency (on behalf of Government of Singapore). “The development and launch of TeLEOS-2 represent another milestone in our journey in building up indigenous capabilities for the expansion and commercialisation of our satellite technologies. It will further propel the growth of Singapore’s space industry and strengthen ST Engineering’s position in the global space market. We continue to deepen our capabilities and expand our service offerings for key commercial applications including maritime, agriculture, environment and disaster monitoring and management,” said Low Jin Phang, President, Digital Systems, ST Engineering.

The new SAR satellite features a made-in-Singapore SAR payload that allows it to be able to capture both day and night images under all-weather conditions in high resolutions, with full polarimetry for a wider range of satellite data applications. The PolSAR payload allows the satellite to penetrate cloud and precipitation and capture both day and night images under all-weather conditions. It also allows for improved monitoring, mapping and quantification, as well as multiparameter details of different surfaces.

Operating in near-equatorial orbit (NEqO) at 10 degrees inclination, the TeLEOS-2 offers 1m high-resolution imagery with an average of 14 passes a day, offering enhanced and wider coverage of many major shipping routes, as well as disaster-prone and forest-fire regions. This provides numerous opportunities for customers in applications such as disaster monitoring and management, environmental monitoring, natural resource exploration and management, climate change and weather studies.

The 750kg TeLEOS-2 was successfully launched into orbit from Satish Dhawan Space Centre SHAR, Sriharikota, India by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).


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