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Thailand enters the space race

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Thailand will launch its first Earth observation satellite this year.

According to Deputy Government Spokesman Rachada Dhnadirek on Thursday, Thailand intends to launch its first commercial Earth exploration satellite this year.

According to her, 20 Thai satellite engineers, international organizations with a focus on space technology, and the Geo-Informatics Space Technology Development Agency of Thailand collaborated to create the main satellite, THEOS-2.

The THEOS-2 satellite has a high-resolution camera and weighs around 425 kg. It was meant to be utilized for security, disaster management, and planetary exploration.

THEOS-2A, a smaller satellite used for resource surveys, weighs roughly 100 kg.

The National Assembly Integration and Test facility, which is located at the Space Krenovation Park in Chon Buri’s Si Racha district, is the second component of the satellite program, according to Rachada. The first component of the satellite program is the satellites themselves.

The third focuses on the creation of geo-informatics applications and comprehensive solutions for national security, urban planning, natural resource management, water management, public disaster management, and agricultural and food security.

One of the ten emerging industries that Rachada identified as helping Thailand become more competitive is the space sector.

Thailand has taken up the space race seriously and the people at the US Embassy have openings for training:

The U.S. Embassy wants to send you to Space Camp! Ambassador Davies announced yesterday that as part of Discover Thailand’s Astronauts Scholarship Program, we will send one boy, and one girl of Thai nationality, aged between 14-18, to train at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, AL, USA. Are you ready to reach for the stars? If so, you can learn more here

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