X-Sat is a microsatellite developed and built by the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in collaboration with Defence Science Organisation (DSO) Singapore.[1] The satellite was launched by ISRO's PSLV-C16 on 20 April 2011 from Satish Dhawan Space Centre FLP in Sriharikota, India. The satellite was launched along with Indian ResourceSat-2 and Indo-Russian YouthSat.[2]


  1. ^ a b Suryanarayana, P. S. (20 April 2011). "Singapore delighted at ISRO's launch of X-Sat". The Hindu. Chennai, India.
  2. ^ T.S., Subramanian (19 April 2011). "PSLV-C16 launch today". The Hindu. Chennai, India. Archived from the original on 3 May 2011. Retrieved 19 April 2011.
  3. ^ http://space.skyrocket.de/doc_sdat/x-sat.htm

External links

  • NSSDC ID: 2011-015C
  • Homepage
  • A few photographs of the development process
  • Academic paper discussing the design of the X-Sat PPU
  • The X-Sat PPU: designed to be the first Beowulf cluster in space