Astrium is prime contractor for the Vietnam Natural Resources, Environment, Disaster Satellite, the first Vietnamese Earth observation satellite. The Astrium-built VNREDSat-1 was launched on May 7th from Kourou.
Having reached its operational orbit, the satellite has now entered its in-orbit test phase. Official delivery to the customer, the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technologies (VAST), will occur at the end of this phase. With VNREDSat-1, Astrium consolidates its position as the world’s leading exporter of Earth observation satellites.