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With its Vega/Vega C launcher, Arianespace to orbit THEOS-2

12 September 2018

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Arianespace announced today that it will orbit THEOS-2, the very-high-resolution Earth observation optical satellite for Thailand, under the terms of a turnkey contract between Airbus Defence and Space and the Geo-Informatics and Space Technology Development Agency of Thailand (GISTDA).

Using a Vega or Vega C rocket, this Earth observation mission will be conducted from the Guiana Space Center in Kourou, French Guiana, from 2021.

Source: Arianespace

Image credit: EADS Astrium, GISTDA - Artist's rendition of the THEOS 1 spacecraft

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