First Images from Vietnam's VNREDSat-1 Satellite

Astrium, the prime contractor for the Vietnam Natural Resources, Environment, Disaster Satellite (VNREDSat-1) Earth observation satellite, has released the satellites first images. The satellite is Vietnam's first Earth observation satellite.

VNREDSat-1 was launched on 7 May from Kourou.

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The city of Melbourne
The city of Melbourne (Australia) at a resolution of 2.5 metres. Download a large version of this image.

VNREDSat-1 is now in its operational orbit and the satellite has entered its in-orbit testing phase. The Vietnam Academy of Science and Technologies (VAST) will officially take control of the satellite after the testing phase.

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