The Geo-Informatics and Space Technology Development Agency (GISTDA) has announced that Thailand’s second earth observation satellite THEOS-2, a primary satellite, is set to be launched into space next month.
The THEOS-2 satellite has been transferred from Airbus Defense and Space in Toulouse, France, to the European Spaceport in French Guiana, South America, after being developed and successfully tested. Following that, every stage will be thoroughly examined, and the satellite will be merged with the rocket fairing in preparation for its launch into space in October 2023.
Thailand’s first earth observation satellite, THAICHOTE (THEOS-1), which was launched on 1 October 2008, is nearing the end of its operational life. THEOS-2 is designed to continue to carry on its purpose. Its goal is to encourage the advancement and applications of space technology and geoinformatics for national development. (PRD)