Space tourism: with Elon Musk’s SpaceX sending first civilians into low-Earth orbit this year, ambitious plans are being hatched

South China Morning Post, 18 April 2021 Many of us fantasise about boldly going to explore the final frontier but, despite decades of blue-sky thinking, space tourism has largely remained the stuff of science fiction. Now, though, the race for space is heating up as several aeronautical tourism projects near fruition. They promise to offer…

SLA & SSTL Launches Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) Innovation Challenge

PRESS RELEASE Tertiary students invited to develop wearable monitoring solution using high precision satellite positioning system to benefit the elderly and persons with special needs The Singapore Land Authority (SLA) and Singapore Space & Technology Ltd (SSTL) are launching the Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) Innovation Challenge on 25 February 2021 to offer college and…

Mission To The Final Frontier

Linkedin Article 21 Dec 2020 In a year filled with challenges, 2020 has proven to be promising for SSTL’s innovation programmes. Despite some early disruptions given how Covid-19 virus was unfolding, SSTL pressed on to launch the first ever space accelerator programme in Southeast Asia. A World Class Programme with Global Reach This accelerator programme is…

SAR-Based Flood Damage Assessment Solution Service Debuts From Synspective

Satnews, December 10 2020 Synspective Inc., a Japanese company providing satellite data and derived solutions using small-sized SAR (Synthetic Aperture Radar) satellites, launches its SAR-based “Flood Damage Assessment Solution” service, which provides damage information when a flood occurs, using the highly reliable SAR-attributable data capabilities of all-weather, any time, high-frequency observation. The “Flood Damage Assessment Solution”…

太空专家破解 火星影剧背后的科学

联合早报, 2020年9月30日 自古以来,人类就对火星充满向往和好奇。2020年是火星年,三国先后发射火星探测器,探索这颗红色星球;Netflix也趁势推出一部跟火星探险有关的剧集《远漂》。《联合早报》记者针对《远漂》,以及提名2016年奥斯卡最佳影片《火星任务》的情节,访问三名太空科技专家,了解这些火星科幻作品背后的科学。 火星最近真“火”。三国在今年7月先后发射火星探测器,阿联酋抢先在20日发射“希望号”,中国接着在23日发射“天问一号”,美国最后在30日发射“毅力号”。 无独有偶,Netflix本月初也推出一部跟火星探险有关的剧集《远漂》(Away),讲述来自美、英、印、俄、中五国的太空人,一起展开为期三年的漫长火星旅程,为人类踏上火星创造历史。该剧由两届奥斯卡影后希拉莉史旺(Hilary Swank)担纲主演,饰演中国太空人的则是曾演出《末代皇帝》《宋家皇朝》《如懿传》的华人女星邬君梅。 (…继续阅读全文!) 陈淑婷说:“太空人至今只到过月球和国际太空站,没人到过火星。去火星的旅途很遥远,太空人会在太空呆更长时间,人体将面对更长时间的压力,因此这些太空症状可能更糟。关键是科技能否进展到在火星旅途中为太空人创造地球般的环境。” Link to article

SSTL: Space Tech Companies Worldwide Compete in International Challenge to Improve Flood Risks in the Region

Financial Times, 29 May 2020 SINGAPORE, May 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Singapore Space and Technology Limited (SSTL) is pleased to announce its collaboration with the World Bank Group for the Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) Challenge. This challenge supports the Southeast Asia Disaster Risk Insurance Facility (SEADRIF), which has developed a regional catastrophe risk pool for flood risks developed by and for Cambodia, Lao…