Cambodia is working with China to launch our first
satellite in 2021, so the (Cambodian) government hoped that someone could learn something abo
ut spacecraft. But there is no school in Cambodia that teaches such a thing. So here I am,” Chea said.
China has signed an agreement with Cambodia to develop, make and launch the Southeastern Asian nation’s first sat
ellite in the next few years. The satellite, Techo 1, will be used for communications.
Moreno Pena, on the other hand, has 11 years’ experience at the Bolivarian Agency for Space Activities, Venezuela’s sp
ace organization, as an electrical engineer and chief of the spacecraft operation unit.
This is the second time he has come to China as a student. The first time w
as in 2007, when he was selected to take part in satellite application training in Beijing.
He said he came to China this time hoping to expan
d his knowhow on spacecraft and learn how to design and build satellites.