BackForward Satellite Programme: Thailand Earth Observation System 

Programme details
Programme description
  • Series of satellites for high-resolution land observation.
  • Thailand's programme: developed and operated by GISTDA.
  • The platform is actively stabilised over 3 axes.
  • The design life time is 5 year.
  • The satellite exploits a sunsynchronous orbit around 10:00.
  • See detailed description at
Data circulation
  • Onboard stored and real-time data downlinked to the GISTDA ground segment facilities in Sriracha, located about 100 km from Bangkok.
  • The THEOS Image Ground Segment is installed at the Thailand Ground Station Compound in Lad Krabang, Bangkok.
Agencies GISTDA
Programme lifetime 2008 - 2033
Associated satellites and instruments

Note: red tag => no longer operational , green tag => operational , blue tag => planned