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Milestones

1999

Merlion communication payload development with Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd, University of Surrey
- UoSat-12 mini-satellite​
- 1999 April, launched by SS-18 ICBM, Baikonur Cosmodrome, Khazakstan

Setup of Satellite Engineering Centre (SEC)

2001

Setup Centre for Research in Satellite Technologies (CREST)
-Joint centre between SEC and DSO National Laboratories

2011

Launch of the first Singapore-built micro satellite
- ​XSAT (Imaging)
- 2011 April 20, launched by PSLV-C16, India

Formation of joint venture (JV) company between ST Electronics, Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and DSO National Laboratories (DSO) - ST Electronics (Satellite Systems) Pte. Ltd.
- 2011 May

2013

Launch of Singapore 1st Nano-Satellite (1U)
- VELOX-PII (Satellite Control)
- ​2013 Nov 21, launched by DNEPR, Russia

2014

Launch of 3U Nano-Satellite
- VELOX-I, VELOX-PIII (Imaging, Intra-satellite RF communication)
- ​2014 June 30, launched by PSLV-C23, India

2015

Setup of Smart Small Satellite Systems Thales in NTU (S4TIN)
- 2015 Feb 11, joint lab between Thales Alenia Space, Thales Solution Asia, and NTU EEE SaRC​

Launch of PSLV-C29
- 2015 Dec 16, launcher with 6x Singapore Satellites, celebration SG50 Singapore 50th Anniversary

Launch of 6U Nano-Satellite
- ​VELOX-II (Inter-Satellite Communication)
- Joint project with AddValues Ptd Ltd
- 2015 Dec 16, launched by PSLV-C29, India

Launch of 120kg Micro-Satellite
- VELOX-CI (GPS Radio Occultation)
- 2015 Dec 16, launched by PSLV-C29, India

2016, 2017

Launch of 2U Nano-Satelltie
- AOBA VELOX-III (Thruster)
- ​Joint project with Kyushu Institute of Technology (Kyutech)
- 2016 Dec 09, launched to ISS by JAXA H-2B rocket, Japan
- 2017 Jan 16, released from ISS into orbit

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