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March 14th, 2012
SPACEBEL Signs Contract for Vietnam Earth Observation Satellite

SPACEBEL will sign an contract with the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology (VAST) for the production of an Earth observation mini-satellite to be launched in 2017. After several years of negotiations, the SPACEBEL consortium was selected in July of 2011 on the basis of their technical proposal and also due to the continuous support of the Belgian Government, both at the Federal and regional levels. With this 100 percent Belgian satellite named VNREDSat-1b (Vietnam Natural Resources, Environment & Disaster Monitoring satellite), Vietnam will be able to independently monitor its territory and environment.  Read More