Thai Satellite THEOS-2 Launch Postponed due to Electric Issue

Thailand –

The launch of the Thailand Earth Observation Satellite 2 (THEOS-2) which was scheduled on Saturday (October 7th) has been postponed.

Our previous stories:

Thailand Earth Observation Satellite 2 (THEOS-2) is scheduled for launch in October, as confirmed by the Geo-Informatics and Space Technology Development Agency (GISTDA).

Thailand’s second earth observation satellite, known as THEOS-2, is set to launch into orbit on October 7, according to Minister of Higher Education Science Research and Innovation Supamas Isarabhakdi.

Now for the update:

At 10:36 A.M. on Saturday (October 7th), the Minister of Higher Education Science Research and Innovation Supamas Isarabhakdi who was at the Arianespace Centre in South America where the THEOS-2 Satellite was set to be launched told the press about the delay.

The THEOS-2 Satellite was scheduled to be launched at 07:36 A.M. Thailand time. However, technicians found that the satellite was unable to be launched because of overloading electricity before the launch from the Vega Rocket which was being used to launch the satellite. The next schedule to launch the satellite is being discussed.

Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.