Thai military orders Earth observation cubesat from Innovative Solutions in Space

by Peter B. de Selding

PARIS — Thailand’s military, which has been notably absent from previous Thai government Earth observation contracts, has ordered a 6U Earth observation cubesat from small satellite developer and launch-service aggregator Innovative Solutions in Space (ISIS).

The satellite will be launched in late 2019 as part of a ride-share package ISIS purchased earlier this year aboard Europe’s Vega small-satellite launcher, operated by Arianespace.

The contract follows the Thai government’s decision to purchase a follow-on Theos-2 high-resolution optical Earth observation satellite from Airbus . . .

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