Singapore's second satellite in space

In this handout photo released by ESA-CNES-ARIANESPACE on August 30, 2013 shows the launch of an Ariane-5 rocket, carrying two telecommunication satellites Eutelsat 25B/ Es’hail1 (France/Qatar) and GSAT-7 (India) from Kourou space base in the French overseas department of Guiana.

SINGAPORE - Singapore now has a second satellite orbiting in space. Built by Nanyang Technological University, which also designed the first one, the satellite lifted off on board Russia's RS-20B rocket at 3.10pm on Thursday.

All systems are functioning.

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