TeLEOS-2 satellite

TeLEOS-2 satellite for UPSC IAS
  • TeLEOS 2 is a Singaporean Earth Observation satellite.
  • It is built by ST Electronics (Satellite Systems).
  • It is designed to capture satellite imagery in all-weather and round-the-clock conditions.
  • The 750 kg satellite will be launched into a Low Earth Orbit.
  • It carries a made-in-Singapore Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) payload capable of providing 1 m resolution data.
  • It will be equipped with a 500 GB onboard recorder for recording the data captured and a high-speed 800 Mbps downlink.

Latest news

  • 20 April 2023:
    • The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will launch Singapore’s TeLEOS-2 satellite.
    • The launch will be carried out by the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV).


  1. ISRO
  2. Indian Express

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