Galassia-2 satellite built by NUS students successfully launched

The nanosatellite will conduct remote sensing for agriculture and environmental change

Galassia-2, a 4-kg nanosatellite designed and built by a team of students and researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) has been successfully launched from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Southern India, on 30 July 2023 at 9am (Singapore time). The satellite was deployed by the polar satellite launch vehicle of the Indian Space Research Organisation. This is the fourth satellite from NUS that has been successfully delivered to space.

The nanosatellite was conceptualised in 2017 by around 20 multidisciplinary Final Year Project (FYP) students from Innovation and Design Programme (iDP) and Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering under the NUS College of Design and Engineering. The project is supported by the Engineering Design and Innovation Centre (EDIC), Satellite Technology And Research Centre (STAR), and the Centre for Remote Imaging, Sensing and Processing (CRISP) at NUS.

Galassia-2 aims to conduct remote sensing for agriculture and environmental change using a multispectral camera on board.

The satellite is expected to remain operational for between six months and a year.

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