Thailand’s first satellite “THEOS-2” to be officially launched in early 2023

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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 passes 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.

The original version of this article appeared on our sister website, The Pattaya News, owned by our parent company TPN media.

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National News Writer at The Pattaya News. Born and raised in Bangkok, Nop enjoys telling stories of her hometown through her words and pictures. Her educational experience in the United States and her passion for journalism have shaped her genuine interests in society, politics, education, culture, and art.