Satellite THEOS (Thailand Earth Observation System) of Geo-Informatics and Space Technology Development Agency (GISTDA)

Name of Satellite, Alternate Names THEOS (Thailand Earth Observation System)
Country of Operator/Owner Thailand
Operator/Owner Geo-Informatics and Space Technology Development Agency (GISTDA)
Users Government
Purpose Earth Observation
Class of Orbit LEO
Type of Orbit Sun-Synchronous
Longitude of GEO (degrees) 0
Perigee (km) 824
Apogee (km) 826
Eccentricity 0.000138985406532314
Inclination (degrees) 98.7
Period (minutes) 101.4
Launch Mass (kg.) 750
Dry Mass (kg.) 670
Power (watts) 840
Date of Launch 01-10-2008
Expected Lifetime 5 yrs.
Contractor EADS Astrium
Country of Contractor France
Launch Site Dombarovskiy Launch Facility
Launch Vehicle Dnepr
COSPAR Number 2008-049A
NORAD Number 33396
Comments Panchromatic imager with 2M resolution; applications in cartography, land use, agricultural monitoring, forestry management, coastal zone monitoring and flood risk management.


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