Milestone for Singapore as six satellites launch into orbit

Milestone for Singapore as six satellites launch into orbit

While Singaporeans got ready to settle down for the night, in India, a milestone was crossed.

At 8.48pm last night, the first commercial earth observation satellite from Singapore was launched into space orbit. Three minutes later, five smaller satellites were released, to take the Republic closer to fulfilling its ambitions of conquering the final frontier.

Riding on a rocket owned by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), the six made-in-Singapore satellites blasted off from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Andhra Pradesh at about 8.30pm, to claps and cheers from scientists present.

Sourcehttp://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/milestone-for-singapore-as-six-satellites-launch-into-orbit