The Thai government is planning to launch the first Thai satellite into space early next year, Deputy government spokesperson Ratchada Thanadirek reported today, June 23rd.
According to the deputy spokesperson, the government-funded “THEOS-2” was developed by more than 20 Thai satellite engineers and is currently undergoing testing of systems at the Satellite Assembly and Testing Center in Sri Racha, Chonburi, conducted by the Geo-Informatics and Space Technology Development Agency (GISTDA).
The “THEOS-2” is a small satellite and the first Earth observation (EO) satellite in Thailand that could record images about one meter per pixel. Once launched into space, the satellite will orbit the Earth 13-14 times/day and pass Thailand 3-4 times/day.
“It is considered a breakthrough in the development of Thai space affairs which will be beneficial to the development of the country in the future,” Ratchada added.
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