Singapore Technologies Electronics Limited (ST Electronics) has opened their ST Electronics Satellite Systems Center, a new state-of-the-art facility custom-built for the design and manufacturing of satellite systems.In attendance at the event was Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office and Second Minister for Home Affairs and Trade and Industry S, Iswaran.
Constructed in about a year, the six-story ST Electronics Satellite Systems Center, located at 6 Ang Mo Kio Electronics Park Road, has a total floor area in excess of 11,000 sq. meters. The Center accommodates well equipped laboratories for development work on remote sensing satellites in the areas of satellite attitude control and determination, high-throughput satellite communications, advanced computing, intelligent power control and management system as well as ground station infrastructure. The Center also includes a 12-meter high high-bay clean room for the concurrent Assembly, Integration and Testing (AIT) of two satellites. ST Electronics has used the facility to successfully construct and test the Qualification Model for TeLEOS-1, which is the first commercial Remote Earth Observation Satellite wholly designed in Singapore. ST Electronics is currently constructing the Flight Model for TeLEOS-1 which will be launched into space in 2015.
“This ST Electronics Satellite Systems Center affirms our long term commitment to build a vibrant and globally competitive satellite eco-system in Singapore,” said ST Electronics President Lee Fook Sun. “Working hand-in-hand with Economic Development Board (EDB), we will help the local industry to level up technologically and increase their value-add.” Continue>