Bangkok, Thailand – In a significant leap forward for Thailand’s burgeoning space technology and innovation sector, the nation’s second earth observation satellite, aptly named THEOS-2, is poised to embark on its orbital journey on October 7, as announced by Minister of Higher Education Science Research and Innovation, Supamas Isarabhakdi.
The Geo-Informatics and Space Technology Development Agency (GISTDA) has been the driving force behind this 7.8 billion-baht project since its initiation in 2019, underscoring Thailand’s dedication to advancing its space capabilities.
THEOS-2 is equipped with cutting-edge high-resolution imaging capabilities, enabling it to discern objects on Earth as minuscule as 50 centimeters in scale. This extraordinary feat in satellite technology is set to revolutionize multiple sectors, including agriculture development, disaster management, and carbon credit monitoring.
This momentous launch also commemorates 15 years of fruitful collaboration between Thailand and Airbus, merging state-of-the-art space technology with GISTDA’s expertise. This partnership has been instrumental in propelling Thailand’s space ambitions to new heights.
In a forward-looking move, GISTDA has unveiled its intentions to propel Thailand’s space capabilities even further by introducing the nation’s first domestically produced low-earth satellite, THEOS-2A, slated for launch in the coming year. This marks a pivotal moment in Thailand’s space journey, reaffirming its commitment to advancing its presence in the global space arena.