Vietnam will produce its own satellite using radar-tracking technology, LOTUSat-1, following the signing ceremony for the package ‘LOTUSat-1 – Equipment and Capacity Development’ between the Vietnam Space Centre and the Japan-based Sumitomo Corporation on October 18.
With the successful launch of MicroDragon satellite on January 18, Vietnam is in the top 4 ASEAN in satellite technology.
The first images taken by Vietnamese satellite MicroDragon have been sent to a land station in Japan, according to the Vietnam National Space Centre under the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology.
The first images taken by Vietnamese satellite MicroDragon were sent to a land station in Japan on January 23 morning (Vietnam time), according to the Vietnam National Space Centre (VNSC) under the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology.
The Government will offer all possible support to Vietnamese scientists and engineers to develop space technology, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said at a working session on the manufacturing and launch of Vietnam’s MicroDragon satellite in Hanoi on January 21.
The made-in-Vietnam earth observation satellite MicroDragon will be launched into orbit by an Epsilon-4 rocket from the Uchinoura Space Centre in Japan’s Kagoshima Prefecture at 7:50am on January 18 (Hanoi time), one day later than scheduled due to unfavourable weather.
MicroDragon, a Vietnamese-made satellite to be used for observing the nation’s long coast, will be launched on January 17.
MicroDragon, a made-in-Vietnam earth observation satellite, will be launched into space in Japan on January 17, 2019, according to the Vietnam National Space Centre (VNSC) under the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology.
A new satellite designed by Vietnamese engineers is scheduled to head into space by the end of this year, collecting data to serve the country's fishing industry.
A 50kg satellite, measuring 50x50x50cm, will be launched into space by Vietnam in 2018.