SSTA In The News

SSTA In The News

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, 2nd, 2018

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

Lockheed Martin Exec on Staying Relevant in the NewSpace Era

The space community has latched onto the idea of “NewSpace” much like any tech industry gravitates to a sexy new buzzword. In reality, though, the division between NewSpace companies and their established predecessors — or “Old Space” — is a false dichotomy, says Rick Ambrose, Lockheed Martin’s executive vice president of space systems.

[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

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“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]