February 3, 2023


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Space technology station at USM


PENANG will have its first house know-how station at the Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) engineering campus in Nibong Tebal.

The new facility equipped with laboratories, communication systems, cleanse rooms and facts centre will be recognized as Angkasa-X Earth Station Farm and House Technology Centre.

Apart from serving as a acquiring floor for the Angkasa-X satellite which will be introduced up coming yr, the centre will also be used for research and advancement as properly as integration and tests of Minimal Earth Orbit (LEO) satellites to type and work the Angkasa-X Asean-connection LEO satellite constellations.

Angkasa-X executive chairman Dr Sean Cheah reported the centre’s two elements – Earth Station Farm and Area Know-how Centre – should be constructed simultaneously.“Once the Angkasa-X satellite goes to house up coming 12 months, we have to have the Earth Station Farm to acquire alerts on the ground.

“The Area Technology Centre will be the put to build the satellite,” he reported at the floor-breaking ceremony.

The job costing RM30mil is anticipated to be finished by the stop of this year.

“It is a collaboration in between Angkasa-X Innovation Sdn Bhd, USM and the condition authorities as a result of Digital Penang.

“Through this job, we imagine giving a platform for reasonably priced World wide web connectivity.

Ahmad Fuzi signing a plaque at the ground-breaking ceremony for the facility. With him are Chow (third from right) and Cheah (second from right).Ahmad Fuzi signing a plaque at the floor-breaking ceremony for the facility. With him are Chow (third from right) and Cheah (second from right).

“The place tech ecosystem will become the indicates to elevate residing standards, such as in rural regions.

“Angkasa has a eyesight to completely transform rural communities all through Asean via digital innovation.

“The centre will also provide fingers-on encounter for science and engineering college students and tech specialists as very well as electrical and electronics communities in satellite research and progress, talent upscaling and details analytics,” reported Cheah.

The ceremony was graced by Yang di-Pertua Negri Tun Ahmad Fuzi Abdul Razak who was accompanied by Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow and USM vice-chancellor Prof Dr Faisal Rafiq Mahamd Adikan.

In his speech, Prof Faisal expressed USM’s dedication to support Angkasa-X in the collaboration to create an ecosystem for Malaysia’s place field.

“Our campus was discovered as the ideal locale for the Earth Station since it will present the greatest satellite revisit time for in close proximity to-equatorial orbit.

“The collaboration will permit USM to examine new frontiers in satellite progress,” he stated.

Chow reported the Earth Station Farm and House Technology Centre had been anticipated to attract a lot more investments and superior business opportunities in the condition.

“Angkasa-X, USM and Electronic Penang have been actively leading and welcoming a new wave of investments in the aerospace financial system.

“Last calendar year, Penang recorded the maximum production international direct investments in Malaysia with 98% of authorised producing investments driven by existing traders who made a decision to reinvest in the point out.

“This room facility will be a milestone in Penang’s 50-year industrialisation journey,” he stated.


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