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    First Thai-made satellite to launch in 2023

    The first Thai-manufactured satellite, named the TSC-Pathfinder and designed to survey Earth’s natural resources, is planned to be launched in 2023. The launch is part of a schedule by the Ministry of Higher Education Science Research and Innovation’s developing space technology programme to launch 5 small satellites between 2021 and 2027. Space engineering development and application, research and development, and educational and industrial support will be the focus of their new programme. The TSC Pathfinder’s project manager reported that a minimum of 15 staff members on the project would be trained in China within the next year about the construction and engineering of satellites.


    While Thailand did officially launch a satellite last year, it was manufactured in the Netherlands and launched in French Guiana. The Thai-made satellite is the first thing in space made in Thailand, aside from some trees on the International Space Station.

    It’s exciting to see Thailand enter the space race, although some people are critical, asking if the big price tag on a project like this will actually benefit Thailand and its citizens. Many people have posted publicly on social media pointing out that, while the government spends heavily on advanced space technology, many Thai people are struggling with poverty.


    MHESI Minister Anek Laothamatas believes that developing space technology would definitely be beneficial for future investors because of the expansion of advanced technology into everyday life for so many people. He believes that while the launch of these satellites is just establishing of the basic infrastructure needed to develop the technology further, the field will actually create a lot of jobs and stimulate the economy in the long run.

    “The space technology business will be able to create start-up businesses related to space technology and in doing so elevate the country’s economy.”


    The MHESI have planned five satellite launches between now and 2027:


    The TSC-Pathfinder, launching in 2023 to survey natural resources
    The TSC-1, launching in 2025 to survey the Earth
    The TSC-PFT1, launch date TBD to probe dual-system technology
    The TSC-PFT2, launch date TBD to analyze a system of sending and receiving signals in a low-frequency-X band
    The TSC-2, launching by 2027, to use the developments of the third and fourth satellites in order to reach the Moon’s orbit



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    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    The TSC-2, launching by 2027, to use the developments of the third and fourth satellites in order to reach the Moon’s orbit
    Oh ho, so in less than six years Thailand will have a satellite orbit the moon. Correct me if I am wrong but to get to the moon don't you need more than a satellite in orbit? Like the big tank with all the rocket engines the satellite sits on top of?

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    They launched one made in Thailand a couple of years ago using a US rocket, I thought.

    Now they're saying this is the first one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by aging one View Post
    Oh ho, so in less than six years Thailand will have a satellite orbit the moon. Correct me if I am wrong but to get to the moon don't you need more than a satellite in orbit? Like the big tank with all the rocket engines the satellite sits on top of?
    There is a Myanmar satellite on the ISS apparently, which they are hanging onto in case the military can use it to target opposition movements.

    So I assume they can launch satellites from the ISS.

    but Takeovers will be along in a while with a detailed breakdown.


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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    They launched one made in Thailand a couple of years ago using a US rocket, I thought.

    Now they're saying this is the first one?
    Yes, it says they didn't make the last one in Thailand.

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    20 December 2018: First satellite made-in-Thailand enters orbit

    A Thai university has announced that the first domestically produced satellite has now entered orbit. Weighing in at 1 kilogram and measuring only 10 centimetres on each side, the tiny educational satellite was one of 64 on board the recent SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched from California on Tuesday.

    First satellite made-in-Thailand enters orbit | Thaiger








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    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    it was manufactured in the Netherlands and launched in French Guiana. The Thai-made satellite
    I wasn't aware they'd annexed Holland

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    it was manufactured in the Netherlands and launched in French Guiana.

    Quote Originally Posted by strigils View Post
    I wasn't aware they'd annexed Holland
    In the above case the problem is your reading ability. Do they not have course in it in the army?

    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    While Thailand did officially launch a satellite last year, it was manufactured in the Netherlands and launched in French Guiana. The Thai-made satellite is the first thing in space made in Thailand, aside from some trees on the International Space Station.

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    Where does Tha-made enter into Manufactured in the Nedderlands

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    So what's Thai about the satellite?

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    like Ital-Thai, its Cloggy-Thai according to Simple.

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    Quote Originally Posted by strigils View Post
    Where does Tha-made enter into Manufactured in the Nedderlands
    A lot of your difficulties are explained below:

    Mong - ARRSEpedia

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    Can someone help the TEFL'r with a couple of sentences, good grief you must have been punching above your weight in the British Council

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    A timeline might aid in understanding.


    2021: Todays' article announcing the TSC-Pathfinder satellite to be launched in 2023.

    2020: Thailand launched a satellite that was manufactured in the Netherlands and launched in French Guiana.

    2018: First satellite made-in-Thailand (KNACKSAT) enters orbit.

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    Thanks Nev, love the name nutsack

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    20 December 2018: First satellite made-in-Thailand enters orbit

    A Thai university has announced that the first domestically produced satellite has now entered orbit. Weighing in at 1 kilogram and measuring only 10 centimetres on each side, the tiny educational satellite was one of 64 on board the recent SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched from California on Tuesday.

    First satellite made-in-Thailand enters orbit | Thaiger







    I trust you will write a scathing comment in the Thaiger comments section sybille. Go on, you know you want to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by strigils View Post
    I wasn't aware they'd annexed Holland
    They did not write "Holland" Holland is not an excisting country, it is a small part from a country what is called "The Netherlands".

    And please do not say I make a mistake. I know even many Dutch people make this mistake, but it is wrong.

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    He would but hes been banned

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    Has the earth not been surveyed already?

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