Beautiful Science

This image of the Moon was taken by a Singapore- designed satellite. The 400kg satellite, known as TeLEOS-1, is the country's first commercial near-equatorial orbit Earth observation satellite. It was designed and built by ST Electronics and launched
PHOTO: ST ELECTRONICS (SATCOM & SENSOR SYSTEMS)

This image of the Moon was taken by a Singapore- designed satellite. The 400kg satellite, known as TeLEOS-1, is the country's first commercial near-equatorial orbit Earth observation satellite. It was designed and built by ST Electronics and launched from India on Dec 16 last year. It can also be used for maritime and border security surveillance, with a camera that can take pictures at ground resolution of up to 1m.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 17, 2017, with the headline 'Beautiful Science'. Print Edition | Subscribe