News & Others

News & Others

February, 2nd, 2018

Singapore will become first Asian country to build small satellites, says Minister

Trade and Industry Minister S Iswaran said that there is a 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.

Singapore may get small satellites to do the work of big ones

“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.” – MR S. ISWARAN, Minister for Trade and Industry.

Singapore to develop small satellite capabilities

SINGAPORE could be one of the first few countries in the world to have small satellites flying in formation. This initiative would be the first such effort in Asia, said Minister for Trade and Industry S Iswaran on Thursday at the Global Space and Technology Convention.

February, 1st, 2018

Singapore to build capabilities in small satellites: S. Iswaran

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, said Trade and Industry Minister S Iswaran at the Global Space and Technology Convention on Thursday (Feb 1).

Singapore to develop small satellite capabilities

Singapore could be one of the first few countries in the world to have small satellites flying in formation. This allows the satellites to do the same work as a larger one, but cheaper and faster.

Democratization of Space Helps Tech Development in Asia

Jonathan Hung, President of the Singapore Space and Technology Association (SSTA), joined Bryan Curtis and Rishaad Salamat to discuss the outlook for the space tech sector in 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.

January, 26th, 2018

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

The Singapore Space and Technology Association (SSTA) today announced plans for a six-month accelerator program for space startups looking to make an impact on the US$350-billion global space market. It’s going to be the first program in Asia to offer a comprehensive range of services for startups, claimed the SSTA. The accelerator will launch in the second quarter, and applications will open in August.

December, 25th, 2017

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

Kibo-ABC member countries decided to prepare unique flight items for Asian Try Zero-G 2018. 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.

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.

November, 21st, 2017

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

The International Seminar on Indian Space Programme: ‘Trends and Opportunities for Industry’ was concluded here today. The seminar was organised by Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), Antrix Corporation Limited (the commercial arm of ISRO), in coordination with Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI). During the seminar, the stakeholders from industry, policy makers, thought leaders and academia, held discussions on the enabling and encouraging policies of Government of India to exploit the commercial space segment by Indian Industry targeting both domestic and international market.

November, 20th, 2017

SSTA and the JAXA signed a fee-based agreement to deploy small satellites from “Kibo”

Participation in “Kibo” utilization by this small satellite deployment will be the result of Japan’s efforts at APRSAF being fruitful. So far, SSTA has participated in a simple educational experiment for students (Asian Try Zero-G) conducted at the ISS long-term residence of Takuya Ohnishi who was conducted in 2016. The cooperation of SSTA and JAXA this time is our first step to broaden the practical utilization of “Kibo” in the Asian region.

November, 20th, 2017

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International Seminar on Indian Space Programme

“The Indian Space program is well known for having involved the Indian industry since its inception, all through its growth path; and, the coming days, logically, should see it becoming a credible partner in the Global Space Ecosystem.” – Dr Jitendra Singh

October, 16th, 2017

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Career in space industry? It’s within reach for many

Soft skills just as important as technical skills as Singapore space firms recruit for rapidly growing sector.
For many, the galaxy seems so far out of reach. But at the Singapore Space and Technology Association’s (SSTA) Space Industry Awareness Talk, it seems that Singapore’s space industry is within grasp of curious new entrants.

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.

October, 3rd, 2017

Space Voluntary Opportunities

Opportunities to volunteer for space have grown in recent years, with the increase in communities and non-profit organizations worldwide, Singapore has also formed its own.
Are you ready to build the future of Space in 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.

September, 7th, 2017

Asian Try Zero-G 2018 Experiment Ideas Selected

Kibo-ABC called for the proposal of a simple space experiment (for “Asian Try Zero-G 2018”) to be conducted by JAXA astronaut Norishige Kanai onboard the International Space Station (ISS)/Kibo. As a result, 169 experiment proposals were submitted from 361 students and young engineers/researchers in Asian countries.

August, 31st, 2017

Singapore’s Station in Space

While small countries like Singapore may not have their own rocket launchpads or space programmes, that doesn’t mean that they are left out of the great human adventure into space.

August, 28th, 2017

Airbus Foundation holds second round of youth development programme in Singapore

The goal of the initiative by the Airbus Foundation is to encourage students to understand and embrace technology and ignite a passion that could grow into an exciting career in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.


June, 6th, 2017

Airbus organises start-up event in Singapore

The event was inspired by the Singapore government’s 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.


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.

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”

October, 25th, 2016

Getting into the Act

The big technology players appear to be heeding the Singapore government’s call to boost the republic’s skills across the so-called STEM fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.

September, 23rd, 2016


When Dreams Take Wing

Hillgrove Secondary students get chance to see their experiment conducted aboard ISS.

February, 12th, 2016


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

Dubbed TeLEOS-2, the upcoming satellite, expected to be completed and launched by 2020, will weigh about 600kg to 700kg.

February, 11th, 2016


Singapore partners Chinese association to

develop satnav tech

The partnership 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.