Singapore Technologies Electronics Limited (ST Electronics) announced today at the Global Space Technology Convention (GSTC) 2017, its partnership with Defence Science & Technology Agency (DSTA) to develop the next generation Earth Observation Satellite, TeLEOS-2.

On behalf of the Government of Singapore (GOS), DSTA will work with ST Electronics to support GOS agencies such as 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.

“The development of TeLEOS-2 represents yet another significant milestone for ST Electronics, and a major leap forward into the space business,” said Mr Ravinder Singh, President, ST Electronics. “It clearly demonstrates our strong capabilities in engineering and satellite technologies, and signifies our firm commitment to continue the investment and built-up of the Space eco-system in Singapore.”

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.

TeLEOS-2 with a SAR payload will provide 24×7 day and night, all-weather imaging opportunities. Customers will be able to tap on the complementary imagery services provided by ST Electronic’s electro-optical and SAR satellites.