“Singapore signing the Artemis is a big deal, a big entry into the human spaceflight (scene),” said Mr Robinson.
He encouraged Singapore to collaborate with other space agencies and continue developing niche areas in the global space ecosystem.
“Partnering is a big deal in this business. Even countries that have a lot of wealth do a lot of partnerships. Nasa has over several hundred international partnerships,” he noted.
And the Singapore Space and Technology Limited (SSTL), one of Asia’s leading space organisations, agrees.
Among many partnerships, SSTL recently inked an agreement with the United Kingdom’s Science and Technology Facilities Council to facilitate a two-way flow of investment and trade between Singapore and UK-based space-tech start-ups.
SSTL chief executive Lynette Tan said: “Singapore has a unique role to play as a hub for the space sector with its pool of tech talent, its well-established deep tech industry and the well-connected industry ecosystem that reaches around the globe.
“Our participation in platforms like the Artemis Accords and being part of global trade partnerships are all essential for cementing our position in the global space dialogue.”