The cancellation of the US space agency's climate research project at U-tapao naval airbase means the loss of a lot of potential benefits for Thailand, army commander-in chief Gen Prayuth Chan-ocha said on Friday.
"We'll have to see whether they [Nasa] will come back next year," Gen Prayuth said. "If we are prepared in advance, no problems would arise like this time."
The US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (Nasa) announced early Thursday morning Bangkok time that it had called off the SEAC4RS mission, scheduled to start next month, because of "the absence of necessary approvals by regional authorities in the timeframe necessary to support the mission's planned deployment and scientific observation window."
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