Zee Media Bureau/Salome Phelamei
Singapore: Singapore`s first commercial satellite TeLEOS-1 will be launched into orbit on an Indian Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) next year.
TeLEOS-1, developed by Singapore Technologies Electronics, will be launched by Indian Space Research Organisation’s (ISRO) PSLV at the near equatorial orbit at a height of 550-km above the Earth for taking images for maritime security and shipping.
TeLEOS-1, weighing about 400 kg is now said to be in the final stages of development.
ISRO`s commercial arm Antrix Corporation Limited, has signed agreements with a Singapore agency, Singapore Technologies Electronics Ltd and a British firm on January 29 for launching satellites from UK and Singapore on-board ISRO’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV), said ISRO sources.
While TeLEOS-1 is equipped with an electro-optical camera capable of capturing images at ground resolution of one metre, imagery from the satellite is expected to be commercially available in the first half of 2016.