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SES and EDB to further develop Singapore’s space industry

Nurdianah Md Nur | July 4, 2016
The two organisations will jointly develop next-generation satellite technologies, hardware and software tools.

Satellite operator SES recently announced its partnership with the Singapore Economic Development Board's (EDB) Office for Space Technology and Industry (OSTIn).

The collaboration aims to explore greater development and innovation in satellite technologies, hardware and software tools for satellite networks of the future, according to a joint press release.

To do so, both organisations will work with Singapore research institutes and industry partners in the design, prototyping and production of technologies for mobility applications in the aeronautical, automotive and maritime sectors.

Besides that, SES and EDB might jointly develop software to manage next generation satellite networks, as well as produce innovative, compact components for Internet of Things (IoT) applications, which will continue to advance Singapore in realising its vision of a Smart Nation.

The partnership will also pave the way for collaboration between Singapore and Luxembourg universities and research institutions to develop state-of-the-art satellite and radio communications technologies.

Beh Kian Teik, Executive Director at EDB's OSTIn, said: "We are pleased to be working with SES to explore innovation opportunities in space technology and communications.  SES will further boost the maturity of research and development (R&D) in Singapore's space sector. This partnership also validates the growing capabilities of our space industry and the growing strength of our research institutions."

"Singapore has been home to SES in Asia for the past 15 years and is an important centre for our business. The country has rapidly risen into a world-class R&D and innovation hub, and in partnering with EDB and collaborating with local industry and research partners, we are excited to play a role in further developing the emerging local space and satellite sector and realising Singapore's space aspirations," said Deepak Mathur, Senior Vice President Commercial, Asia-Pacific and the Middle East at SES.


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