Vietnam: Launch of first Earth Observation satellite

Tropical Storm over Vietnam

Viet Nam's first remote sensing satellite is scheduled to be launched into orbit next month, as Viet Nam News reported.

The VNREDSat-1A satellite is designed by French satellite maker Astrium. The project started in 2010 with the satellite tasked to monitor natural resources and environmental management, while also helping in co-ordinating responses to natural disasters throughout Viet Nam for the next five years.

VNREDSat-1A is an optical observation satellite. The 120kg satellite can improve the effectiveness of early warning systems for disasters such as floods and storms.

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