Government drives space affairs Prepare to send Thailand’s first Earth observation satellite into space early next year
Ms. Ratchada Thanadirek, Deputy Spokesperson for the Prime Minister’s Office revealed that the government under the leadership of General Prayut Chan-o-cha, Prime Minister, has continuously driven the work. for Thailand and all groups of people to make the most of digital latest progress Development of a small satellite “THEOS-2” according to government policy Developed by more than 20 Thai satellite engineers from the Geo-Informatics and Space Technology Development Agency (GISTDA) together with satellite building experts from England for more than 2 years, have arrived in Thailand.
which is currently in the process of testing the satellite system at the satellite assembly and testing center Space Creation Innovation Park, Sriracha District, Chonburi Province before being launched into space in early 2023
For the small satellite THEOS-2 is the first Earth observation satellite in Thailand, weighing 100 kg, equipped with a sensor and camera system, including a Earth camera. satellite camera Earth magnetic field measurement device motion measuring device Solar intensity meter and GPS devices Can record images with details about 1 meter per pixel when sent into space. It orbits the Earth 13-14 times a day and passes Thailand 3-4 times a day. It is considered a breakthrough in the development of Thai space affairs. which will be beneficial to the development of the country
In addition, there is also cooperation between the Institute of Science and Technology Research of Thailand (TISTR), the Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation (TSU), the Aviation Industry Company Limited (TAI), the Thai Subcontracting Promotion Association (TSC), and Geo-Informatics and Space Technology Development Agency (GISTDA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on cooperation in research and development and testing of aircraft components. To promote and develop capabilities related to the aerospace industry of Thailand
The period of operation is three years under the cooperation framework of all four agencies, in line with the government’s policy that has formulated the national strategy to develop the domestic industry for self-sufficiency, reduce imports and increase competitiveness in the market. especially in the aviation and logistics industry (S-Curve 7) and the defense industry (S-Curve 11).
Ms. Ratchada said that the government is committed to promoting the creation of and production of aircraft parts ground equipment and equipment to support aircraft maintenance To support aircraft maintenance along with support from standardized laboratories to test specimens. And assures the quality of safety in use according to the AS9100D standard, giving users confidence in the quality. and safety in domestically produced aircraft parts, as well as stimulate investor confidence in using Thailand as a base for aerospace business
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