THEOS-2 Satellite Launches Into Space


BANGKOK (NNT) – Thailand’s second earth observation satellite, known as THEOS-2, was launched into space on October 9th 2023 by a VEGA launch vehicle from the Guiana Space Centre launch pad in French Guiana, South America, according to Minister of Higher Education Science Research and Innovation Supamas Isarabhakdi.

Previously, the satellite was scheduled for launch on October 7th, but there were systemic issues affecting certain components of the equipment. Therefore, the launch of the satellite was postponed.

Arianespace announced the postponement of the launch of THEOS-2 satellite a mere 14 seconds prior to the scheduled countdown because the monitoring system found an electrical current exceeding the threshold specified by the Safety Management Unit of the VEGA. Consequently, the automated system initiated an immediate cessation of all operations.

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 the Thailand’s future.

The preceding is a press release from the Thai Government PR Department.

Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.