The launch of Thailand's first
i.e. a HS 376 communications satellite, on 17 December 1993, from the Guiana
Space Centre near Kourou in French Guiana, with an Ariane 4 rocket and
officially named THAICOM by King
In the background is the Thai national tricolor, as well as the world globe,
with the landmasses in green, the oceans in blue, and the map of Thailand
highlighted in white.