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S'pore to launch first commercial satellite in 2015

Singapore's first locally designed and developed commercial satellite will be launched into orbit in the fourth quarter of 2015.

Singapore Technologies Electronics said yesterday that its satellite, TeLEOS-1, is now in the final stages of development.

It will be launched by India's state-owned Antrix Corporation.

The 400kg satellite is equipped with a camera.

It is suited for applications such as disaster and environment monitoring, maritime safety, urban planning and homeland security.

Imagery from the TeLEOS-1 is expected to be commercially available in the first half of 2016.