NTU EEE’s Satellite Research Centre (SaRC) is part of the team that received the President's Technology Award by the Singapore President, Tony Tan Keng Yam at the Istana on Tuesday night. The award is one of the highest honours for contributions by scientists in Singapore.
The Executive Director of NTU EEE’s SaRC, Mr Lim Wee Seng, was part of the team members present to receive the accolade. The award recognises the team’s contributions to the advancement of Singapore's satellite engineering and systems capabilities. The team’s contributions centre around the successful launch of the TeLEOS-1, the biggest Singapore-made satellite and also Singapore's first commercial satellite. In addition, it is Singapore’s first locally-built Earth Observation satellite that provides high resolution imagery. It effectively positions Singapore among the limited high-tech nations worldwide of achieving successful ventures in Space.
NTU EEE’S SaRC worked collaboratively with industry partners such as ST Electronics (Satellite System) and DSO National Laboratories – in which they contributed to areas like the design & development of the TeLEOS-1 Satellite System, as well as generous sharing of satellite engineering knowledge & resources.
Separately, at the same event, NTU President Professor Bertil Andersson received the President’s Science and Technology Medal – Singapore’s highest honour for scientists – for his contributions in transforming the university into a world-class institution in the last decade.
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Published on: 20-Oct-2016