Company:Astronautic Technology (Malaysia)

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Astronautic Technology Sdn Bhd
TypePrivate Limited Company
Founded1 May 1995[1]
Headquarters2, Jalan Jururancang U1/21, Hicom Glenmarie Industrial Park, 40000 Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia
Key people
Ahmad Sabirin Arshad (CEO until March 2019)[2] Norhizam Ritchie Souza (Chief Technical Officer)
ProductsRazakSAT, TiungSAT-1, InnoSAT, Pipit
ParentMinister of Finance Incorporated

Astronautic Technology Sdn Bhd or better known as ATSB was established on 1 May 1995[1] and is wholly owned by the Minister of Finance Inc under the supervision of the Malaysian Ministry of Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change (MESTECC).

As a wholly owned company under the Ministry of Finance Inc., ATSB is mandated to focus on research and development in the area of design and development of space-qualified systems employing advanced and innovative technologies.[3][4][5]

Unfortunately, the company ceased its operations and closed its business in 2021.

Space projects

RazakSAT, one of the Malaysian satellite made by ATSB

ATSB was entrusted with the design, development, launch and operation of TiungSAT-1, Malaysia's first microsatellite that was launched aboard a Dnepr rocket from Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan on 26 September 2000.[6]

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.[7]

ATSB developed the cubesat InnoSAT-2 that was launched on 29 Nov 2018 by ISRO. InnoSAT-2 carried a dosimeter, a CMOS camera and an experimental reaction wheel. The satellite bus was locally developed.[8][9]

Other projects

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.[10][11][12]


  • TiungSAT
  • RazakSAT
  • InnoSAT
  • Pipit
  • Differential Global Navigation Satellite System (DGNSS)

See also


  1. 1.0 1.1 "MOSTI". 10 February 2021. [yes|permanent dead link|dead link}}]
  2. "ATSB-Key people". 10 February 2021. 
  3. "International Astronautical Federation". 
  4. "About ATSB®" (in en-US). 
  5. "Astronautic Technology (M) Sdn. Bhd.". ATSB. 
  6. "Third satellite launch this year for SSTL: TiungSAT-1 in orbit". [yes|permanent dead link|dead link}}]
  7. "RM142m RazakSAT faulty after just one year, says federal auditor - the Malaysian Insider". 
  8. Goh, Deyana (2018-11-29). "ISRO's PSLV launches 31 satellites, including from Australia & Malaysia" (in en-US). 
  9. Clark, Stephen (29 Nov 2018). "Indian rocket launches 31 satellites". 
  10. Subari, Mustafa Din (2008). "Update on Malaysian GNSS Infrastructure". 
  12. "Finance Ministry urges owners to claim almost RM10bil in unclaimed monies - Nation | The Star Online". 

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