Vietnam is planning to launch its first Earth-observation satellite in 2014 and also hopes to have a hyperspectral and a radar satellite at some point. Astrium has been contracted to build the satellite and France is providing financing through its overseas direct assistance program, according to Bui Trong Tuyen, satellite project management unit deputy director for the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology. On the sidelines of the MilSatCom Asia conference in Singapore, Bui ...


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