If Myanmar sends its own satellite, it will be too costly. Cost-effective Earth Observation Micro-Satellite will be launched for the first phase, said Vice-President Myint Swe.
The remarks came from the fourth work coordination meeting of the leading committee of Myanmar-owned satellite establishment held in Nay Pyi Taw on August 31.
“Myanmar will send its-owned satellite. It will be done when Myanmar possesses technology and experience. If an own satellite is sent, it will be too costly. Therefore, for the first priority, we will make concerted efforts to be able to send cost-effective earth observation micro-satellite. Hokkaido University from Japan has offered us to send this satellite,” said Vice-President Myint Swe.
Payload camera and sensors will be installed at earth observation micro-satellite. Negotiations on specifications of sensors were made with concerned ministries. The devices to be installed at the satellite should be designated. If completed, the devices will be sent back to Hokkaido University from Japan. Necessary processes and payment system will be opted, said Vice-President Myint Swe.
If necessary, sub-committees will be formed to establish space agency, compile space laws and send the earth observation micro-satellite. Those present today meeting can openly discuss suggestions for ways to send Myanmar Sat-2 and State-owned satellite, said Vice-President Myint Swe.
Translated and Edited by Win Htut