SSTA In The News

SSTA In The News

Mar, 9th, 2019


Singapore nanosatellite goes into orbit

A nanosatellite, developed by a team of Singapore researchers looking for a breakthrough in cyber security and data encryption, has been put into orbit. It will conduct tests that may help unlock quantum communications market worth $20b in next decade. Ms Lynette Tan, executive director of the Singapore Space and Technology Association, called it a significant moment in Singapore’s space research.

[Publication: The Straits Times, 19 June 2019]

Mar, 9th, 2019

The Sky’s The Limit

Money Mind 2018/9 – Episode 40

Space – only for global superpowers or can others carve a niche ? And, living the high life in CBD. Plus, meet the new teachers – robo-educators.

The segment on Global Space and Technology Convention featuring Mr Jean Yves Le Gall of CNES, Mr Minoru Ueda of Mitsubishi Electric and Ms Lynette Tan of SSTA discusses how Singapore plays an important role in the Space

[Publication: Channel News Asia, Money Mind]

Feb, 27th, 2019



[Publication: Lianhe Zaobao]

Feb, 15th, 2019

ST Engineering, DSO joint venture to offer data analytics based on satellite imagery

The companies signed the agreement during the 11th annual Global Space and Technology Convention organised by the Singapore Space and Technology Association. Minister for Trade and Industry Chan Chun Sing, who witnessed the agreement signing for the joint venture, said this development benefits Singapore in many ways. “There are a lot of positive things from these technologies, (such as) the kind of business opportunities that we can create and the kind of jobs that we can create,” he said.

[Publication: Channel News Asia]

Feb, 14th, 2019

DSO, ST Engineering in satellite tech venture

ST Engineering has announced that it is setting up a joint-venture company with DSO National Laboratories to unlock business opportunities with new satellite technology. Such new space technologies are an opportunity for Singapore to create new industries, said Minister for Trade and Industry Chan Chun Sing at the Global Space and Technology Convention, where the agreement was signed.

[Publication: The Straits Times]

Feb, 14th, 2019

Singapore, Indonesia associations sign MoU on aerospace and astronautics development

The 11th Global Space and Technology Convention (GSTC) is being held at The St. Regis Singapore hotel in Singapore from Feb. 14 to 15. Hosted by the Singapore Space and Technology Association (SSTA), which focuses on developing Singapore’s space and related high technology industries, the convention aims to create a platform for Asian space industries and bring together leaders in the space field for a comprehensive overview in innovation and application areas, according to a statement received by The Jakarta Post.

[Publication: The Jakarta Post]

Feb, 14th, 2019

与国防科技研究院合作 新科工程投资设公司发展卫星图像分析

新科工程电子业务总裁拉文德辛格(Ravinder Singh)与国防科技研究院总裁张志浩,昨天在瑞吉酒店举行的环球太空与科技大会上签署合作协定。贸工部长陈振声与新科工程总裁兼首席执行长钟思峰见证了签署仪式。

[Publication: LianheZaobao]

Jan, 7th, 2019

NTU team is reaching for the Moon to collect first Singapore snapshots of lunar landscape

Nanyang Technological University’s Satellite Research Centre has ambitious plans to build and fly a small satellite that will circle the celestial body, collecting the first Singapore snapshots of the lunar landscape; explore the unknown and inspire future generations of scientists in the field. Singapore Space and Technology Association president Jonathan Hung shares that Singapore has limited resources. Thus, unlike China and US, our focus is on research and development, and technology.

[Publication: The Straits Times]

August, 28th, 2018

Singapore space industry’s most powerful woman on why mistakes matter

Every year, The Singapore Women’s Weekly shines the spotlight on 18 outstanding, powerful and high-achieving career women in the Great Women Of Our Time awards.

Meet Science & Technology nominee, Lynette Tan, Singapore Space and Technology Association’s first female Executive Director

[Publication: The Singapore Women’s Weekly]

August, 14th, 2018

Space ambition finds impetus in data supremacy

Data, Connectivity and Communications.
Micro-satellites will be the key in the developing Asian space industry, and Singapore has the opportunity to pave the way.

Find out more from Lynette Tan, our Executive Director at SSTA.

[Publication: The Edge Singapore]

August, 7th, 2018

City of Opportunities: Go Big or Go Home

Part 2 of 2 on Channel NewsAsia’s documentary. It features SSTA’s Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) competition, an industry program that challenges participants to innovate and create solutions to tackle disaster emergencies using space technology. The competition is led by SSTA President Jonathan Hung & Industry Manager Terence Chan.

Timestamp @ 9:50 minute | HADR Challenge

[Publication: Channel News Asia]

July, 31st, 2018

City of Opportunities: Little Country, Big Dreams

Part 1 of 2 on a documentary series by Channel NewsAsia, featuring  SSTA President Jonathan Hung as one of the passionate Singaporeans in pursuit of their ambitious aspirations.

…Space technology is not something that is isolated and looked at in silo. Many of the things developed for space can be developed for terrestrial usages. Our mission is to understand how we can harness both pure space activities and it’s possible uses for everything that happens on the ground as well.”

Timestamp @ 4:00 minute | SSTA’s ambitions & Act in Space
Timestamp @ 27:17 minute | The future of Singapore’s space industry

[Publication: Channel News Asia]

June, 29th, 2018

Australia, Singapore teams clinch ActInSpace prizes

Insert Space, the team that won the Singapore hackathon organized by the Singapore Space and Technology Association (SSTA), was one of the five finalists. Insert Space also clinched the Airbus Innovation Prize for their small satellite propulsion using a 3D-printed vaporising liquid microthruster.

[Publication: spacetechasia]

June, 28th, 2018

Singapore Team clinch innovation prize with idea to keep small satellites in space

Singaporean Team “Insert Space” has won the Airbus Innovation Prize! The team started out by winning the Singapore leg of Act in Space organised by SSTA and made their way to the international stage, clinching the Airbus Innovation Prize. This is Singapore’s 1st time participating and representing the international event – A step forward in progressing Singapore’s space ecosystem!

[Publication: The Straits Times]

June, 5th, 2018

Major International Hub!

SSTA’s 2-page feature in the May/June issue of Satellite Evolution Asia. Amy Saunders spoke with Lynette Tan, founding member and Executive Director at SSTA to discuss Asia’s growing space sector, and how Singapore can become a major international hub for space-related activities.

…SSTA will continue to be a critical catalyst in the Asian Space story; creating exciting platforms for business to grow, for knowledge to be shared and ushering a new generation of responsible and inspiring space programs that we can be proud of.”

[Publication: Satellite Evolution Group]

Singapore companies shoot for the stars as space technology gets more accessible

It may come as a surprise, but Singapore has a space industry – one which hires 1,000 people and involves 30 companies, including Singapore Space and Technology Association (SSTA).

[Publication: Channel News Asia]

June, 4th, 2018

TP students win space challenge

Winner of SSTA’s Singapore Space Challenge 2017 – Mercury Seven of Temasek Polytechnic, share their experience and thoughts post-challenge.

[Publication: The New Paper – SPH Digital News]

April, 17th, 2018

Cyber Security in space and military operations

World’s leading companies in space technologies attended the Global Space and Technology Convention (GSTC, Sheraton Hotel Singapore, 2-3rd February 2018) organized by SSTA to present on A.I, Blockchain, Machine Learning and Big Data Analytic in the Space Technology sector.

[Publication: Australian Security Magazine]

April, 4th, 2018

EXCLUSIVE – Helping Singapore reach for the stars: A dialogue with SSTA Founder and President Jonathan Hung

OpenGov recently spoke to Mr Jonathan Hung, Founder and President of the Singapore Space and Technology Association, to find out more about Singapore’s aspirations as a regional space hub.

[Publication: OPENGOV]

March, 26th, 2018

Taking Flight: Singapore students’ experiment proposal lifts off to space.

Coordinated by SSTA, the “Asian Try Zero-G” programme helps Singapore students’ experiment proposals take flight through the Japan aerospace agency.

[Publication: The Straits Times]

February, 5th, 2018

Event Roundup: The Inaugural SG[ASEAN] Workshop 2018

On 31 January 2018, Singapore hosted the first ever Space Generation (SG[ASEAN]) Workshop, held at NUS and E2A. In conjunction with GSTC 2018, Singapore Space and Technology Association (SSTA) jointly organised the event with Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC).

[Publication: spacetechasia]

Singapore Space Conference Announces Singaporean Astronaut and International Cooperation

Highlights for the 10th annual GSTC presented by SSTA include the announcement of the 1st Singaporean Astronaut, Signing of MOUs and the support of Formation Flying from the Singaporean minister for trade and industry.


February, 2nd, 2018

Iswaran: Singapore to lead in building small satellites

In addition to Singapore’s small satellite capabilities discussed at GSTC, an agreement has been signed between the Singapore Space and Technology Association (SSTA) and NUS to work together to drive educational outreach programmes and encourage careers in space and related technologies.

[Publication: Connected to India]

First to the race: Singapore to become the first Asian country to build small satellites

During SSTA’s Global Space and Technology Convention 2018,  Trade and Industry Minister S Iswaran discussed the possibility for Singapore to become one of the first in Asia to build small satellites in the information sector as a part of newly established Satellite Technology and Research Centre’s (STAR) first mission.

[Publication: International Business Times]

Local firm aims to put first Singaporean in space by May

SSTA president Jonathan Hung was present at the announcement by In.Genius, advocating the project.

[Publication: The Straits Times]

Small but efficient: Singapore may get small satellites to do the work of big ones”

During the Global Space and Technology Convention 2018, presented by SSTA, Mr S. Iswaran, Minister for Trade and Industry stated that “Aided by advancements in miniaturisation of electronics and an increase in companies offering space launch services, small satellites promise more comprehensive coverage and flexible usage at a lower cost.

[Publication: The Straits Times]

Indian satellite MSMEs in global business talks

FICCI and ISRO have a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Singapore Space Technology Association (SSTA) since November 2017 for mutual support of the space industry initiatives in the two countries.

[Publication: INDIA TODAY/ The Economic Times]

February, 1st, 2018

Singapore to build capabilities in small satellites: S. Iswaran

At the Global Space and Technology Convention on Thursday (Feb 1), Trade and Industry Minister S Iswaran said Singapore could be one of the first in Asia to fly small satellites in formation as part of the newly-opened Satellite Technology and Research Centre’s (STAR) maiden mission.

[Publication: Channel NewsAsia]

Global Space & Technology Convention kicks off in Singapore

Global Space & Technology Convention (GSTC) 2018 is created and hosted by SSTA, which aims to shed light on the future of Asia’s burgeoning space sector.

[Publication: spacetechasia]

Singapore to develop small satellite capabilities

Cheaper and Faster: The ability for small satellites to do the same work as larger ones have sparked a talking point at SSTA’s Global Space and Technology Convention 2018.

[Publication: The Straits Times]

Democratization of Space Helps Tech Development in Asia

SSTA President Jonathan Hung joined Bryan Curtis and Rishaad Salamat to discuss the outlook for the space tech sector in the region, explaining how much we already use such technology in our daily lives. He went on to explain the SSTA’s role in helping businesses with developing ideas.

[Publication: Bloomberg]

Japan looks to space industry to stimulate the stagnant economy

At the Global Space & Technology Convention (GSTC) 2018 in Singapore, Mr Shizuo Yamamoto, Vice President of Japan’s space agency JAXA, stated that doubling the market size of its space industry to 2.4 trillion Japanese Yen by the year 2030 is part of efforts to grow the Japanese economy, which he said: “has remained almost flat for the past 20 years.”

[Publication: spacetechasia]

DS-SAR satellite acquired by Singapore’s defence technology agency & ST Electronics

The acquisition of DS-SAR was announced earlier today, at the Global Space & Technology Convention 2018 (GSTC), during the opening address by Guest-of-Honour S. Iswaran, Singapore’s Minister for Trade and Industry.

[Publication: spacetechasia]

Premier space and technology convention kicks off in Singapore

Tech Trade Asia’s press release on GSTC 2018 – Summary.

[Publication: Trade Tech Asia]

January, 26th, 2018

Asia news roundup: JD prepares for US launch, Space startup accelerator comes to Singapore

The Singapore Space and Technology Association (SSTA) has announced plans for a six-month accelerator program in the second quarter for space startups looking to make an impact on the US$350-billion global space market. The “first of its kind programme” in Asia, the application will open in August.

[Publication: TechInAsia]

January, 21st, 2018

GSTC 2018 to take place on 1-2 February 2018

The Global Space and Technology Convention (GSTC), Singapore’s largest annual space event, is set to take place between 1-2 February 2018 at Sheraton Towers. This year’s will mark the convention’s 10th anniversary.

[Publication: spacetechasia]

December, 25th, 2017

Items for Asian Try Zero-G 2018 launched by Dragon-13

SSTA coordinated with other Kibo-ABC member countries to prepare unique flight items for it’s “Asian Try Zero-G 2018” programme. This required many kinds of activities for flight preparation, which were completed, and launched on Dec. 15th, 2017 and delivered to the ISS on Dec. 16th, 2017.

[Publication: Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency]

SSTA President Outlines Singapore Space Initiatives

Satellite News spoke to Jonathan Hung, president of the SSTA, about the potential for satellite and space technologies in Singapore and what the SSTA is doing to make sure these technologies stay prominent on the media landscape.

[Publication: Via Satellite]

November, 21st, 2017

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International Seminar on Indian Space Programme:’Trends and Opportunities for Industry’ concludes

Mr. Jonathan Hung, President of Singapore Space Technology Association (SSTA) spoke on how Singapore is trying to involve the youth in taking an interest in space research, noting that space technology is not science fiction anymore and youth can engage with these technologies.

[Publication: Press Information Bureau]

November, 20th, 2017

Agreement Signed: SSTA and the JAXA to deploy small satellites from “Kibo”

Mr Jonathan Hung, President of SSTA, highlighted the significance of the JAXA-SSTA partnership with KIBO space utilization onboard the International Space Station.

[Publication: Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency]

November, 20th, 2017

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International Seminar on Indian Space Programme

Mr Jonathan Hung, President of Singapore Space and Technology (SSTA) was part of a collective panel of representatives for international space agencies/association during the International Seminar.


October, 16th, 2017

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It’s now possible: Career in space industry is within reach for many

Discussions at Singapore Space and Technology Association’s Industry Awareness Talk has indicated that the rapidly growing sector of Singapore’s space industry is within grasp of curious new entrants.

[Publication: The Straits Times]

October, 9th, 2017

The local space industry hopes to attract more professionals

Chen Shu Ting, Executive Director of Singapore Space and Technology Association, pointed out that many foreign companies have set up branches in our country in recent years to explore the possibility of manufacturing and launching satellites locally and developing satellite – related businesses. The industry is expected to achieve double digit growth in the next 5 years.

[Publication: Lianhe Zaobao]

October, 3rd, 2017

Space Voluntary Opportunities

SSTA is one of the non-profit organizations formed in Singapore that provide opportunities to volunteer for space. Let’s build the future of Space in Singapore together!

[Publication: World Space Week Singapore]

September, 30th, 2017

Singapore’s Case for Space

Singapore Space and Technology Association’s Lynette Tan discusses the opportunities that space offers to a small country like Singapore. In addition, Singapore Space and Technology Association has also linked an Memorandum of Understanding with the Global Navigation Satellite Systems – Location Based Services Association of China in 2015 during the Global Space and Technology Convention held annually in Singapore.

[Publication: Channel NewsAsia]

September, 7th, 2017

Asian Try Zero-G 2018 Experiment Ideas Selected

SSTA and other Kibo-ABC members announced a proposal (for “Asian Try Zero-G”) to be conducted by JAXA astronaut Norishige Kanai onboard the Internation Space Station. 169 experiment proposals were submitted from 361 students and young engineers/researchers in Asian countries.

[Publication: Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency]

August, 31st, 2017

Singapore’s Station in Space

SSTA’s website “” was recommended by GovTech Singapore as a launchpad to find out more about Singapore’s space-related developments.

[Publication: GovTech Singapore]

August, 28th, 2017

Airbus Foundation holds second round of youth development programme in Singapore

SSTA is coordinating with the Airbus Foundation to offer the “Little Engineers Workshop” to introduce students to the space industry and the world of robotics. [Publication: Airbus]

June, 6th, 2017

Airbus organises start-up event in Singapore

President of SSTA Jonathan Hung will attend as one of the judges on the panel for Airbus’s Startup Event 2017, an event inspired by the Smart Nation initiative, which aims to identify solutions that use connectivity and technology to improve the life of ordinary people, particularly in areas such as transportation, infrastructure, and security.

[Publication: Airbus]

February, 17th, 2017

Lift-off: Singapore wants to shoot for the stars

It is not just Buzz Lightyear who wants to go to infinity and beyond. Like the Toy Story Star, Singapore too has space ambitions. As SSTA turns 10 this year, the team talks to Straits Times on ways Singapore can reach for the stars.

[Publication: The Straits Times]

October, 25th, 2016

HRM Asia


“It would be unrealistic to expect all facets of STEM to be encompassed in a single talent. A mathematician may not make a good engineer; an engineer may not make a good scientist” – Lynette Tan, Director, Singapore Space and Technology Association (SSTA)

[Publication: HRM Asia]

October, 25th, 2016

Grooming STEM Talents

SSTA aims to instill a “deep STEM” culture even outside of its own industry. This comes in the form of several public initiatives targeted at introducing and developing STEM topics and concepts to children, adults, and professionals of all ages.

[Publication: HRM Asia]

September, 23rd, 2016


When Dreams Take Wing

Hillgrove Secondary students get the chance to see their experiment conducted aboard ISS as part of SSTA’s “Asian Try Zero-G” programme in collaboration with JAXA.

[Publication: The Straits Times]

February, 12th, 2016


S’pore firm set to launch 2nd satellite by 2020

SSTA has taken another step towards the growth in both the global and Singapore’s space industry with its Chinese counterpart, who inked a deal to set up the world’s first R&D center that will allow navigational satellite experts from both sides to work together on projects.

[Publication: The Straits Times]

February, 11th, 2016


Singapore partners Chinese association to

develop satnav tech

The partnership consisting of the Singapore Space and Technology Association (SSTA) and Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) and Location Based Service (LBS) and Association of China (GLAC) will include co-building a common platform for navigational satellite experts from both associations for knowledge sharing, conducting joint research projects and to identify opportunities to commercialise such projects together.

[Publication: Channel NewsAsia]