A Successful Partnership
Vu Viet Phuong
Technical Project Manager, PicoDragon Microsatellite
PicoDragon is a microsatellite developed jointly by Vietnam and Japan. It was launched on the H-II Transfer Vehicle "KOUNOTORI” (HTV) in August 2013, and was released into space in November from the International Space Station by astronaut Koichi Wakata. We asked Mr. Phuong about the current status of PicoDragon and about Vietnam’s space program in general.