Singapore Technologies Electronics Limited (ST Electronics) has announced a partnership with Singapore’s Defence Science & Technology Agency (DSTA) to develop the next-generation Earth Observation Satellite, TeLEOS-2. ST Electronics is the electronics arm of ST Engineering.
Building on the successful completion and launch of TeLEOS-1, Singapore’s first made-in-Singapore commercial Earth Observation Satellite, this development is designed to further propel the growth of Singapore’s space industry and strengthen ST Electronic’s position in the global space market. TeLEOS-1 was launched by India’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) in December 2015.
DSTA will work with ST Electronics to meet the satellite imagery requirements of Singapore government agencies such as the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore, Ministry of Home Affairs, Ministry of Defence, Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore, and National Environment Agency for their satellite imagery requirements.
TeLEOS-2 has a mass of about 750kg and will carry a made-in-Singapore Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) payload capable of providing 1-m resolution data. It will be equipped with a 500GB onboard recorder for recording the data captured and a high-speed 800 Mbps down link.
While TeLEOS-1, with an electro-optical payload, provides up to six daylight imaging opportunities daily along the equatorial belt, TeLEOS-2 will be equipped with a SAR payload providing 24x7 day and night, all-weather imaging opportunities. Customers will be able to use the complementary imagery services provided by ST Electronic’s electro-optical and SAR satellites.
To further widen its market reach and expand its value-added services in addressing the growing demand in services relating to maritime security, ST Electronics has also signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Collecte Localisation Satellites (CLS), a subsidiary of the French Space Agency (CNES).