On December 29, 2021 at Thailand Science Park, Pathumthani, Dr. Julathep Kajornchaiyakul, Director of MTEC, together with Dr. Sumittra Chairojrochkul, Director of Energy Innovation Research Group of ENTEC, had welcomed Dr. Saran Poshyachinda, Director of the National Astronomical Research Institute of Thailand (NARIT) (Public Organization), an executive of King Mongkut’s University of Technology North Bangkok and their entourage in order to discuss potential collaboration on space technology development. Lab tour and site visit had been arranged for the visiting group, consisting of the Energy Technology Laboratory of ENTEC, Materials Technology Laboratory of MTEC, and the Electrical and Electronic Products Testing Center (PTEC), as well as Sakun C Innovation Co., Ltd., Bangplama, Suphanburi Province.
Solar Photovoltaic Laboratory of ENTEC Presented by Dr. Amornrat Limmanee, Solar Photovoltaic Research Team Leader
Energy Storage Technology Laboratory of ENTEC Presented by Dr. Pimpa Limthongkul, Energy Storage Technology Research Team Leader
Smart Alloys and Manufacturing Laboratory of MTEC Presented
by Dr. Anchalee Manonukul, Smart Alloys and Manufacturing Research Team Leader
Particulate Materials Processing Technology Laboratory of MTEC
Presented by Mr. Bhanu Vetayanukul, Researcher of Particulate Materials Processing Technology Research Team
Lightweight Engineering Laboratory of MTEC Presented by Dr. Chi-na Benyajati, Lightweight Engineering Research Team Leader
Electrical and Electronic Products Testing Center (PTEC) Presented by Dr. Kraison Aunchaleevarapan, Director of PTEC
On April 5, 2021, NSTDA was one of the 12 agencies under the Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation that signed an MOU for Thai Space Consortium to foster innovation and develop Thai space technology. The technology centers under NSTDA that are capable of developing subsystem components to be used in satellites and spacecraft are the National Energy Technology Center (ENTEC), the National Metal and Materials Technology Center (MTEC), and the National Electronics and Computer Technology Center (NECTEC).
On December 2, 2021, ENTEC and MTEC had been invited by NARIT, a secretary agency of Thai Space Consortium, to visit and discuss the potential cooperation between NSTDA and NARIT.
This cooperation was aimed to explore the possibility of developing energy storage and management system for satellites, the development of Dark Sky technology to restore the dark night sky for better astronomical observation, the development of lightweight structures for satellites, and the development of solar cells suitable for space, and exchange knowledge and technology to drive the technology development of satellites and enhance the industrialization of the country in the future.