Made in Vietnam Satellite of Vietnam Space Center at EXPO 2020 in Dubai (UAE, October 1, 2021)
At 10 pm on October 1, 2021 (Vietnam time), at the EXPO 2020 Dubai complex in Dubai (UAE), the opening ceremony of the Vietnam Exhibition took place. This is the 7th time that Vietnam participates in the EXPO 2020 under the chairmanship of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism.
The facade of the Exhibition Hall is decorated with 800 conical hats (Photo: Organizing Committee)
The main theme of the Vietnam Exhibitor is "Vietnam - Converging the past, spreading the future". The Exhibition Hall is located in the "Opportunity" themed area with a total area of 850 m2 (3 floors), of which 2 floors are for exhibition activities and the 3rd floor is the VIP living room and office area. Explaining about Vietnam, the EXPO Organizing Committee noted: “Vietnam is a country rich in cultural identity, a destination and an attractive opportunity for investment and tourism. Vietnam is emerging as an opportunity for cooperation in the region.”
In particular, the manufacturing and sending of the "Made in Vietnam" satellite into space has been selected by the Vietnam Organizing Committee as one of the inspirational technology stories that Vietnam can proudly introduce to international friends.
Exhibition corner about the Dream of Space Exploration with "Made in Vietnam" satellites made by VNSC at the Vietnam Exhibition Hall at EXPO 2020 Dubai (Photo: Organizing Committee)
VNSC's "Made in Vietnam" satellite development roadmap
Since its establishment (2011 to present), VNSC has successfully developed PicoDragon and MicroDragon satellites. NanoDragon satellite has been completed and will be put into orbit in the near future.
In addition, in order to achieve the goal of sustainable development, towards mastering the technology of self-manufacturing small satellites of Vietnam, besides receiving and transferring satellite manufacturing technology, training human resources, the investment in infrastructure for research, development and testing of satellites up to 180 kg and other specialized research and development equipment and software are also being implemented in the Vietnam Space Center Project.
Translated by Phuong Ha
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