Science in the Cafe | Access To Space | 30 June 2011


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Science Centre Singapore
Nanyang Technological University

cordially invite you to

Science in the Café
on Thursday, 30 June 2011 at 7:00pm
to be held at
Science Centre Singapore

Dr Goh Cher Hiang

Nanyang Technological University


Access to Space

Please see below for more information.
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Attendance of this event is free of charge.
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Access to Space

It is an historical moment for Singapore to have its very FIRST indigenously designed and developed micro-satellite successfully launched into orbit on 20 April 2011. Contact with the XSAT satellite was achieved on the same day at NTU Mission Control Station at 2206 hours (Singapore time). Three weeks later, the micro-satellite successfully performed an imaging mission on the entire Singapore. We now have a truly Singapore satellite image taken by our own satellite!

The access to space is now possible XSAT micro-satellite in the orbit. The journey to achieve this capability of the access to space is exciting and challenging. The project outcome has shown that our engineers have a strong grasp of science, technology and the engineering expertise required to make such a multi-disciplinary project work successfully.

Dr Goh Cher Hiang

… is the director of the XSAT micro-satellite project.

He is a Distinguished Member of the Technical Staff of DSO National Laboratories and has been seconded to Nanyang Technological University (NTU) to lead the micro-satellite project.

He obtained his engineering education in Germany under the Public Service Commission (Overseas Merit) Scholarships. He received his Diplom-Ingenieur I (BEng), Diplom-Ingenieur II (MSc) and Doktor-Ingenieur (PhD) in 1983, 1984 and 1993 respectively. In his work at DSO and NTU, he has worked on a range of projects covering guidance, navigation, control, and unmanned systems technologies.

He had published more than 20 technical papers and written a research monograph. He was a reviewer for IEEE Conference Paper Publications (CIS-RAM & CCCT2004). He was the local organising Co-Chair for the Asia Control Conference (ASCC 2002). He was a member of the International Programme Committee for IEEE Conference CIS’04 and SATTECH 2008. He was an Adjunct Associate Professor (R&D) at the National University of Singapore from 1998 to 2001. He is a Member of IEEE and Senior Member of AIAA.

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