Geo-Informatics and Space Technology Development Agency

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The Geo-Informatics and Space Technology Development Agency (Public Organization) (Thai: สำนักงานพัฒนาเทคโนโลยีอวกาศและภูมิสารสนเทศ (องค์การมหาชน)) or, in brief, GISTDA (Thai: สทอภ.), is a Thai space research organisation. It is responsible for remote sensing and technology development satellites.

It is led by Thailand's Minister of Science and Technology, Wutthipong Chaisaeng,[1] Executive Chairman Vichit Satharanond,[1] and director Thongchai Charuppat.[2]

It has its offices in Bangkok.

THEOS[edit]

GISTDA owns the THEOS satellite, which was launched by a Dnepr rocket from the Dombarovskiy Cosmodrome in Russia on 1 October 2008.[3]

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