NAPA-1 (RTAF-Sat, RTAFSAT-1, Royal Thai Air Force CubeSat, Firmament-1)

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Name NAPA-1 (RTAF-Sat, RTAFSAT-1, Royal Thai Air Force CubeSat, Firmament-1)
Type CubeSat
Units or mass 6U
Status Operational (Official post on social media on 2020-09-03)
Launched 2020-09-02
NORAD ID 46320
Deployer QuadPack (XL) [ISISpace]
Launcher Vega (Small Satellite Mission Service)
Organisation Royal Thai Air Force
Institution Military
Entity Government (Civil / Military)
Nation (HQ) Thailand
Nation (AIT) Netherlands
Manufacturer AIVT by ISISpace
Operator ISISpace
Launch brokerer ISILaunch
Oneliner

Earth Observation satellite for Public Protection and Disaster Relief (PPDR).

Description

Earth Observation satellite to strengthen independent space operations for Public Protection and Disaster Relief (PPDR) purposes.
The main payload is a Gecko Imager, from the South African company SCS Space, capable of imaging in the RGB-band with an approximately 39m ground sampling distance from the typical Low Earth Orbit. An experimental secondary payload was added, which is a demonstration model of the TriScape 100 Imager from Simera Sense, with a target ground sampling distance down to 5m from the typical Low Earth Orbit. 
The satellite will be part of the Thai government space capabilities program to enhance the monitoring and response to natural disasters, including fires, floods, earthquakes, landslides, and air quality issues.

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