Astronautic Technology Sdn Bhd

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Astronautic Technology Sdn Bhd
Industry Aerospace
Founded May 1, 1995[1]
Headquarters Glenmarie, Shah Alam, Malaysia
Key people
Dato' Dr. Ahmad Sabirin Arshad (CEO)[2]
Products RazakSAT, TiungSAT-1,InnoSAT, Pipit

Astronautic Technology (M) Sdn Bhd or better known as ATSB was established in 1995[1] and is wholly owned by the Minister of Finance Inc under the supervision of the Malaysian Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI).

Its aim is to thrust Malaysia into the orbit of nations with space satellite technology.[citation needed] ATSB focuses on research and development in the area of design and development of space-qualified systems employing advanced and innovative technologies.[3]

Space projects[edit]

ATSB was entrusted with the design, development, launch and operation of TiungSAT-1, Malaysia's first microsatellite.[needs update]

The technical expertise and experience gained in handling TiungSAT-1 served as a stepping stone for the second microsatellite, RazakSAT, which was successfully launched on 14 July 2009. RazakSat failed after a year, and never became fully operational.[4]

Other projects[edit]

Differential Global Navigation Satellite System or DGNSS was developed and deployed worldwide in response to the resolution A.915(22) by the International Malaysia Marine Department Organisation. The Peninsular Malaysia Marine Department has established a network of DGNSS broadcasting stations that are supported by monitoring stations and a national control center.[citation needed]


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