This is a developmental project undertaken by CREST (Centre For Research in Satellite Technologies) with partners such as CRISP (Centre for Remote Imaging, Sensing and Processing, NUS), and overseas collaborators (SaTReCi, ISRO, DLR, DTU etc.).
The X-SAT project objectives are:
(1) To develop a low cost micro-satellite bus capable of performing remote sensing operation in near real-time scenarios
(2) To build-up in country capability (resources and facilities) in satellite engineering
(3) To promote academic interest for R&D in this area