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THEOS-2, TRITON & others

  • Type: Dedicated Rideshare
  • Orbit: Sun-Synchronous Orbit
  • Launch Cost: $37,000,000

THEOS-2 is Thailand’s first Earth observation satellite. Built by Airbus Defense and Space and based on the Astrobus-S platform, it is designed for optical measurements with a ground resolution of approximately 1 meter.

TRITON or FORMOSAT-7R is an additional satellite by NSPO added to the joint Taiwanese-US FORMOSAT 7 / COSMIC-2 constellation for collecting atmospheric data for weather prediction and for ionosphere, climate and gravity research. Its GNSS Reflectometry payload can be used to calculate the wind speed over sea surfaces.


PROBA-V-CC (Project for On-Board Autonomy – Vegetation – Companion CubeSat) (12U) is a mission that will fly a scaled-down version of the vegetation-monitoring instrument aboard the Earth-observing PROBA-V to conduct combined experimental observations with its predecessor.

PRETTY (Passive REflecTomeTry and dosimetrY) (3U) flies a GPS/Galileo signal reflectometer and radiation monitor for Graz University of Technology of Austria.

MACSAT (6U) is an In-orbit demonstration (IoD) missionto demonstrate IoT communication over 5G for OQTech.

CSC-1 and 2 (6U) contains 7 different experimental payloads from various institutions being flown by ISISPACE/ISL.

N3SS (Nanosat 3U pour la Surveillance du Spectre) (3U) is a demonstration system for detecting and
localize radio-frequency jammers on civil spectrum for the French CNES.

ESTCUBE-2 is a technology demonstration mission with multiple scientific payloads for University of Tartu of Estonia.

Nanosatellite Systems for Earth observation Research) is a cluster of 3 Earth observing cubesats with panchromatic and hyperspectral cameras for Spain’s INTA for monitoring the quality of inland (reservoirs) water over the Iberian Peninsula.

THEOS-2, TRITON & others


Ariane Launch Area 1 (ELV)

Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana

Ariane Launch Area 1 (ELV) has witnessed the launch of 49 rockets, including 49 orbital launch attempts, while Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana, has been the site for 320 rocket launches.

Ariane Launch Area 1 (ELV)


Avio S.p.A Vega

Vega is the smallest lifter in the current Arianespace family.




Arianespace SA is a multinational company founded in 1980 as the world’s first commercial launch service provider. It undertakes the production, operation, and marketing of the Ariane programme. Their vehicles launch exclusively from French Guiana in South America.

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