Thailand’s second Earth observation satellite, known as THEOS-2, was launched into space on October 9, 2023 by a VEGA launch vehicle from the Guiana Space Center launch pad in French Guiana, South America. , according to the Minister of Higher Education, Scientific Research and Innovation, Supamas Isarabhakdi.
Previously, the satellite was scheduled to launch on October 7, but there were systemic problems that affected certain components of the equipment. Therefore, the launch of the satellite was postponed.
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Arianespace announced the postponement of the launch of the THEOS-2 satellite just 14 seconds before the scheduled countdown because the monitoring system detected an electrical current that exceeded the threshold specified by the VEGA Safety Management Unit. Consequently, the automated system initiated the immediate cessation of all operations.
Thailand’s second Earth observation satellite, known as THEOS-2, was launched into space on October 9, 2023
The launch of THEOS-2 satellite elevates the country’s space technology and innovation development, as well as the space industry, which is a new industry of Thailand’s future.