In 2015, an improved micro-satellite with upgraded capabilities should be launched into space as the development work has commenced after the project on Razaksat-2 was announced in 2011. Better late than never as it seems the first may no longer be in working order. Never underestimate the importance of having our own satellite to watch over us.
February 07, 2013 20:02 PM
KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 7 (Bernama) -- Malaysia is poised to have another
remote sensing satellite to monitor the earth's surface when RazakSAT-2
is scheduled for launch in 2015.
National Space Agency director-general Dr Mustafa Din Subari said the
RazakSAT-2 development programme commenced early this year, and was
expected to take two years.
"RazakSAT-2 will be ready by the end of 2014 or early 2015, and it is a
remote sensing satellite which could provide high resolution images for
satellite image users in the country and abroad," he said.
Met at the National Planetarium's 19th anniversary celebration here
today, he said RazakSAT-2 was being developed by Astronautic Technology
(M) Sdn Bhd (ATSB), a local pioneer company in satellite development.
ATSB is also the company which developed the first national mirco satellite, RazakSAT which was launched, about four years ago.
Mustafa said RazakSAT-2 was a continuation of the RazakSAT satellite
programme which was launched on July 14, 2009, with upgraded
capabilities in terms of its software and satellite equipment.
The above is just some infomation on the first RazakSat for reference purpose.