THEOS 2A [SSTL]
The THEOS-2 satellites are the second generation of Thailand's GISTA earth observation system, being the successor of the first generation THEOS-1 satellite.
GISTA has signed in June 2018 a contract with Airbus. 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 and a small satellite system. The small satellite system from Airbusí subsidiary SSTL will be 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 Airbusí comprehensive geo-intelligence expertise, and will further develop Thailandís geo-spatial industry.
The THEOS 2A low resolution satellite will be built based on a SSTL designed bus and will be assembled and tested Thailand by Thai engineers to deliver technology transfer and involve local suppliers in the framework of a technology transfer program.
Following payloads are on board:
|Type / Application:||Earth observation|
|Power:||Solar cells, batteries|
|THEOS 2A (THEOS 2 SmallSat)||-||2023|