Thursday, 9 October 2008

THEOS (satellite)

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Organisation GISTDA
Mission type Earth Observation
Launch date 1 October 2008
06:37 GMT
Carrier rocket Dnepr
Mass 715 kg
Power 840 W

Orbital elements
Regime LEO
Inclination 98.77
Orbital period 101.4 minutes

THEOS is an Earth observation mission of Thailand, under development at EADS Astrium SAS, Toulouse, France. In July 2004, EADS Astrium SAS signed a contract for delivery of THEOS with GISTDA (Geo-Informatics and Space Technology Development Agency) of Bangkok, Thailand. GISTDA is Thailand's leading national organization (i.e., space agency) in the field of space activities and applications. The Thai Ministry of Science and Technology is funding the program.

It was launched from Dombarovskiy at 06:37 GMT on 1 October 2008, by a Dnepr rocket. The launch had been delayed several times after clearance for the flight was revoked by down-range countries.


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