GISTDA Unveils First Detailed Images of Bangkok from THEOS-2 Satellite


On May 15th, 2024, The Geo-Informatics and Space Technology Development Agency (GISTDA) held an event “THEOS-2’s First Images” after the “THEOS-2” satellite was dispatched to space on October 9th, 2023.

Dr. Pornthep Navakitkanok, the Director of the National Satellite Manufacturing Center, publicly revealed that the “THEOS-2” satellite had entered orbit, and engineering teams had conducted experiments and tuned the satellite’s system for stability and universal standards.

The THEOS-2 satellite was in criteria and up to GISTDA’s standards with precise information and now it could receive a command to take the first detailed images of Bangkok City, Thailand, according to Dr. Pornthep.

With the potential of the satellite, the images obtained were very meticulous, and 50X50 CM objects could be visualized. For this reason, the satellite was very suitable for city planning in various fields including transportation, environment, public utilities, and other related fields. Furthermore, the satellite could be used for student research purposes, remarked Dr. Pornthep.

However, GISTDA would further expand the development of the space ecosystem and industry as an important science, technology, and innovation infrastructure of national development. The THEOS-2 would be fully operational to the public on a digital service platform within July 2024, concluded Dr. Pornthep.

For more images from THEOS-2, visit the official website.

This article originally appeared on our sister website The Pattaya News.

Kittisak Phalaharn
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