03 July 2018
On 22 June, Nicolas Chamussy, EVP Space Systems for Airbus Defence and Space and Sarah Parker, SSTL's Managing Director, signed a contract for the provision of a small satellite system and delivery of a training programme for Thailand's THEOS-2 programme.
As part of the contract, a comprehensive capacity building programme will involve Thai engineers in the development of an integrated geo-information system, ground segment and two Earth observation satellites: a very high-resolution satellite to be supplied by Airbus and a small satellite to be manufactured by SSTL and assembled and tested in-country by Thai engineers to deliver technology transfer and involve local suppliers. This will be complemented by an extensive training scheme capitalizing on Airbus' comprehensive geo-intelligence expertise, and will further develop Thailand's geo-spatial industry.
Image credit: SSTL - Contract signing