Swedish Space Corp extends to Thailand
January 29, 2021
By Chris Forrester
Swedish Space Corp has formed SSC Space Thailand to expand its business connections in the AsiaPacific regions.
SSC says it already has a strong presence in Australia and Thailand, including ground station facilities in both countries.
SSC says it has been supporting Thai space activities for more than a decade, for example through satellite-to-ground communications for the THEOS-1 satellite programme. We are now looking forward to deepening this relationship further, expanding across leading space markets in South-East Asia”, said SSC CEO, Stefan Gardefjord.
The new subsidiary will offer SSC’s market-leading services, ranging from launch services to ground station networks and engineering services. With new offices being installed in the Space Krenovation Park, part of the EEC Digital Park in Chonburi province, SSC becomes the first international space company to invest in Thailand’s Eastern Economic Corridor.
“The Asian-Pacific space market is growing rapidly, and today’s announcement highlights our ambition to be a leading force in that development. Right now, we are looking to develop talents in Thailand and contribute to Thai space initiatives as well as explore further opportunities to grow within the Asian-Pacific region”, said Gardefjord.
SSC says the investment is yet another important step forward for the company that recently announced ambitious plans for new launch capabilities in Europe. From its space center Esrange, in northern Sweden, SSC is aiming to launch small satellites into orbit by the end of 2022.