Singapore on April 20, successfully launched its first home-made satellite into orbit from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in India, according to local media.

The 105-kilogramme satellite, X-Sat was launched into orbit by Isro’s Polar Satellite Launching Vehicle (PSLV-C16).

At present, X-Sat is establishing communication with a ground control unit in Nanyang Technological University (NTU). It is responsible for photographing to measure ground corrosion and environmental changes on earth.

The satellite was jointly designed and built by NTU and a research organ under Singaporean Ministry of Defence over a period more than nine years.

By successfully launching X-Sat , Singapore became the first country in Southeast Asia had a home-made satellite on the space./.