The Satellite Data Receiving Station (SPDS) in Temerloh, Pahang was built in the year 2002 and became fully operational in 2003.
The station is equipped with satellite data receiving system consisting of the antenna and preprocessing system with the capability to directly receive remote sensing satellite data on a daily basis. The satellite data received ranges from low resolution data up to very high resolution satellite images.
The remote sensing satellite data received by SPDS is transferred to MYSA Headquarters in Kuala Lumpur for processing (value added) for the management of natural resources, environment, agriculture, fisheries, land and area development, environmental health, disaster, public order and national security.
Types of remote sensing satellite data received are as below:
|NO.||SATELLITE TYPE||RECEIVING YEAR|
|1.||NOAA-12, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19||April 2002 – May 2018|
|2.||RADARSAT-1||October 2003 – March 2013|
|3.||SPOT-2, 4, 5||July 2004 – March 2015|
|4.||MODIS (Terra & Aqua)||February 2005 – now|
|5.||SPOT-6 & 7||July 2014 – now|
|6.||Pleiades-1A &1B||April 2016 – now|
|7.||RADARSAT-2||April 2016 – now|
|8.||SNPP||May 2017 – now|
In 2017, SPDS has received the certification as Direct Receiving Station (DRS) of Airbus Defence and Space, Intelligence as well as Direct Receiving Station (DRS) in Malaysia for Pleiades and SPOT constellation.