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Thailand to buy French satellite

France has agreed to sell a Euro 120-million satellite for geographical surveys and illegal crop detection to Thailand.French satellite firm Astrium will sign the purchasing agreement with the Thai Geo-Informatic and Space Technology Development Agency (GISTDA), under the Ministry of Science and Technology, on July 19.

The satellite, named “Thailand Earth Observation Satellite” or Theos, will be useful for geographical surveys, notably detecting illegal crops cultivated. France will provide technical assistance for the satellite for 10 years after the agreement has been signed.