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Myanmar may launch EO satellite with Japanese aid

Japan: Myanmar is mulling to launch a small earth-observation satellite with Japanese aid, said a company official. Japan’s Marubeni Aerospace Corporation has been conducting a feasibility study for the Myanmar government on satellite launch, the company official added.

The official further said that Myanmar’s Minister for Transport Nyan Tun Aung met with a regional representative of Marubeni Corporation, as they prepared to hold a workshop on the plan in the second week of October.

“We are in the process of assessing if the launch will be valuable for Myanmar. We have yet to draw up a report,” the official said. “It may take a long time before a decision is made.” He added that the satellite launch will be funded through official aid from the Japanese government.

If the launch goes ahead, the satellite will be used by the meteorology and hydrology department of Myanmar’s transport ministry, according to the country’s official media.

Source: Daily Times