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Geo-Informatics and Space Technology Development Agency

The Geo-Informatics and Space Technology Development Agency (Public Organization) (Thai: สำนักงานพัฒนาเทคโนโลยีอวกาศและภูมิสารสนเทศ (องค์การมหาชน)) or, in brief, GISTDA (Thai: สทอภ.), is a Thai space agency and space research organisation. It is responsible for remote sensing and technology development satellites.

Geo-Informatics and Space Technology Development Agency
MottoDelivering Values From Space
Formation3 November 2002
HeadquartersChaeng Watthana Government Complex,
Lak Si, Bangkok
Arnon Sanitwong Na Ayuthaya
GISTDA THEOS Control & Receiving Satation (Si Racha)
Parent organisation

It is led by Thailand's Minister of Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation, Achaka Sriboonreung,[1] Executive Chairman Somchet Thinaphong,[1] and director Arnon Sanitwong Na Ayuthaya.[2]

It has its offices in Chaeng Watthana Government Complex, Bangkok.


Satellite programsEdit


GISTDA owns the THEOS satellite, which was launched by a Dnepr rocket from the Dombarovskiy Cosmodrome in Russia on 1 October 2008.[3]


In June 2018, GISTDA selected Airbus to generate THEOS-2 satellite, an observation satellite that will replace THEOS satellite.[4]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b GISTDA Administration - Executive Board[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ GISTDA Administration - Executive Team[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ "Russia launches Thai satellite on converted missile". RIA Novosti. 1 October 2008.
  4. ^ "Thailand selects Airbus for Theos-2 satellite, total budget $238 million". spacetechasia. 19 June 2018.

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