Former Nasa expert sees Singapore role in space exploration

Professor Charles Elachi worked for over 30 years with Nasa's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, where he was once its director.
Professor Charles Elachi worked for over 30 years with Nasa's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, where he was once its director. ST PHOTO: ONG WEE JIN

Ex-Nasa man says it can chip in for mission involving small spacecraft

The future of space exploration could involve hundreds of small spacecraft taking part in a single mission, and Singapore - with its advanced technology and highly educated population - is well-poised to contribute to this.

This is the view of space scientist Charles Elachi, whose work with the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (Nasa) Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) over 30 years saw the launching of around 45 spacecraft.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 08, 2018, with the headline 'Space exploration: Expert sees S'pore role'. Print Edition | Subscribe