Vietnam to build aerospace center

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space center VietnamVietnam is carrying on with plans to build its own aerospace center which would serve as the “launching pad” for the Vietnam’s aerospace industry.

Clear goals have been set up for the space technology programme, according to local media reports. As a start, Vietnam strives to build satellites with the weight of less than 1,000 tonnes and utilise them. By 2020, the government said Vietnam aims to become the leading aerospace infrastructure and technology nation in ASEAN, a title which is now held by Malaysia and Indonesia.

The Vietnam Space Center in the Hoa Lac Hi-Tech Park in Hanoi is expected to comprise of a training center, a center for research and development, a satellite operations center, a center for integrated test satellites and an observatory.

The country plans to launch the first radar remote sensing satellite in 2017 and a second one in 2020. The first satellite would be made by Vietnamese and Japanese experts, while the second one would be manufactured by Vietnamese only in the Hoa Lac Hi-tech Park.

The construction of the aerospace center was kicked off in September 2012. A southern branch of the center was opened in 2013, while a branch in the central region will be set up in 2014. It is expected that the national satellite center would employ 250 workers by 2020.

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Vietnam is carrying on with plans to build its own aerospace center which would serve as the “launching pad” for the Vietnam’s aerospace industry.

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space center VietnamVietnam is carrying on with plans to build its own aerospace center which would serve as the “launching pad” for the Vietnam’s aerospace industry.

Clear goals have been set up for the space technology programme, according to local media reports. As a start, Vietnam strives to build satellites with the weight of less than 1,000 tonnes and utilise them. By 2020, the government said Vietnam aims to become the leading aerospace infrastructure and technology nation in ASEAN, a title which is now held by Malaysia and Indonesia.

The Vietnam Space Center in the Hoa Lac Hi-Tech Park in Hanoi is expected to comprise of a training center, a center for research and development, a satellite operations center, a center for integrated test satellites and an observatory.

The country plans to launch the first radar remote sensing satellite in 2017 and a second one in 2020. The first satellite would be made by Vietnamese and Japanese experts, while the second one would be manufactured by Vietnamese only in the Hoa Lac Hi-tech Park.

The construction of the aerospace center was kicked off in September 2012. A southern branch of the center was opened in 2013, while a branch in the central region will be set up in 2014. It is expected that the national satellite center would employ 250 workers by 2020.

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