PILS plans to develop and launch a fleet of low-earth-orbit (LEO) microsatellites with all electric propulsion pioneering the use of the equatorial orbit for carbon emission monitoring

To date, CO2 emissions are measured by conducting ‘inventories’ of fuel burning on a country-by-country basis. This cannot provide a complete picture of greenhouse gas emissions of human origin.

To address this problem, PILS plans to launch a fleet of 6 LEO microsatellites in 2026. Each satellite can provide 12 passes a day over a point on the equator, with every pass being an overhead pass lasting as long as 27 minutes. A fleet of 6 satellites would be sufficient to ensure continuous carbon emission monitoring for countries lying between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn such as ASEAN countries, Southern India, North Africa, Central America, Pacific basin countries and Northern Australia. All the satellites will be equipped with electric propulsion units to prolong their lifespans and to possess decommissioning capability at the end of mission.

The total funding required for this program is estimated to be S$10.8M which includes the cost of launching, satellite manufacturing and ground support.

To know more detail of the program, please contact us through

We do welcome donation in-kind (such as launching opportunities, etc.) or in-cash through the following QR e-payment. (Ref: LEO-Carbon-Emission < Your Contact Email>).

Thank you.


Inno China 2018

Singapore, April 21-29, 2018

Inno-China Startup Competition 2018

This is an annual international entrepreneurship competition for “DEEP TECHNOLOGY”

(E.g. Advanced Manufacturing Technology, Mechanical Automation, Electronic Technology, New Material, New Energy, Medical Devices, Medical Diagnostics, etc).


Leveraging on the industrial strength of Yangtze River Delta, technical support of Chinese Academy of Science, and financing support of capital investment, this event will create the excellent entrepreneurial platform for Singapore talents to explore China market.


Since 2013, we have held five successful “Inno-China” competitions and accepted over 500 entries in which more than 50% of entrepreneurs are Ph.D. Participated team will have chance to raise capital investment from 500,000RMB to 10,000,000RMB.



  • Plasma Innovation Labs, Singapore
  • Shanghai Jiading Business Incubator, China


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Singapore, January 8 – 12, 2018

2nd International Conference on Micropropulsion and CubeSats (MPCS-2018)

Encouraging example of highly efficient miniaturized thrust systems were demonstrated and discussed at the First International Workshop on Micropropulsion and Cubesats held in Bari, Italy, in June 2017.


Given the impressive success of this meeting which brought together many leading international experts in the field, the Second Conference is scheduled to take place in January 2018 in Singapore, at the Plasma Sources and Application Centre / Space Propulsion Centre, Singapore, with the 3rd meeting already scheduled to take place in July 2018,  Washington DC.


Oral and poster presentations about cutting-edge research on science, design and application of smart, multifunctional micro-propulsion platforms, systems and devices, as well as miniaturized electric propulsion thrusters of various types including Hall thrusters are invited.
The third MPCS Conference in tentatively planned to July – August 2018, Washington DC.



  • Plasma Sources and Application Center / Space and Propulsion Center, NIE, Singapore
  • Plasma Innovation Labs, Singapore
  • Institute of Advanced Studies, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • George Washington University, USA
  • Australian National University, Australia
  • CNR-Nanotec – P.Las.M.I. lab, Bari, Italy


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