NTU team is reaching for the Moon to collect first Singapore snapshots of lunar landscape

NTU Satellite Research Centre team members (from left) Richard Bui, Lim Sir Yang, Lew Jia Min, Joshua Tay, Amy Wong and Benjamin Tan with the Aoba-Velox IV nanosatellite, which will be launched in Japan later this month. They are learning from and im
NTU Satellite Research Centre team members (from left) Richard Bui, Lim Sir Yang, Lew Jia Min, Joshua Tay, Amy Wong and Benjamin Tan with the Aoba-Velox IV nanosatellite, which will be launched in Japan later this month. They are learning from and improving on each successive satellite launched.PHOTO: NANYANG TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY

It aims to collect first Singapore snapshots of lunar landscape in five years' time

For satellite veteran Lim Wee Seng, the Moon's the limit.

The executive director of Nanyang Technological University's Satellite Research Centre, who has eight home-grown satellites in orbit and is launching his ninth "baby" in Japan this month, has ambitious plans to build and fly a small satellite that will circle the celestial body, collecting the first Singapore snapshots of the lunar landscape.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 07, 2019, with the headline 'Team from NTU is reaching for the Moon'. Print Edition | Subscribe