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Singapore Space Symposium 2017

Singapore Space Symposium 2017

Singapore Space Symposium 2017

ECE Department and EDB jointly organized the fourth edition of the Singapore Space Symposium on 27 September 2017. The symposium was well attended by an overwhelming attendance of more than 350 people, mainly from the industry.

Professor Chua Kee Chiang, Dean of Engineering, gave the opening address.  This was followed by the keynote speech by Mr. Beh Kian Teik, assistant managing director of EDB. This full-day symposium aims to promote research and development activities on satellites and foster collaboration on satellite technologies between public institutions & industries.

The symposium had a total of 15 presentations by companies such as ST Electronics, THALES Alenia Space, Airbus Defence & Space, DigitalGlobe etc. as well as by researchers from NUS, NTU and A*STAR. The symposium covers a wide ranging of topics. The chief engineer of ST Electronics, Mr. Koh Wee Eng, presented how they built up the satellite team and facilities leading to the completion of Singapore’s first commercial satellite named TeLEOS-1 in December 2015.  Prof Low Kay Soon, Director of Satellite Technology And Research centre (STAR) from ECE Department presented the new trend in satellite technology in the industry which favours miniaturized satellites weighing 5-20kg flying in a fleet of a few tens to hundreds.  Among others, there were presentations on a new laser based technique to perform radiation study, quantum technology for secured communication, and low-cost sounding rocket launch.  There were also 13 poster presentations, exhibits from companies and a panel discussion on “Valley of Death”.

 

Morning session presentation

Panel discussion on “Valley of Death”

 

Poster session organized outside Lecture Theatre 6

 

Lunch time networking session