Thailand joined the NASA ERTS-1 project, the world's first resource survey satellite, on September 14, 1971 under the operation of
Satellite Natural Resources Survey Project Office of the National Research Council by acting as coordinating satellite data procurement perform data analysis
technology transfer as well as providing scholarships for training, visits and conferences both nationally and internationally. with the success of the project Therefore, the project status has been changed.
It is an agency at the division level named Division of Natural Resources Survey by Satellite in 1979 and in 1982, a satellite station was established at
Lat Krabang District, Bangkok It is the first receiving station in Southeast Asia.