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FIRST TAIWAN-DEVELOPED SATELLITE TO LAUNCH ON AUGUST 25

FIRST TAIWAN-DEVELOPED SATELLITE TO LAUNCH ON AUGUST 25 FORMOSAT-5, the first entirely domestically developed satellite operated by Taiwan’s National Space Organization was packaged and shipped to the U.S. Saturday for the launch by SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket August 25 (Taiwan Time) in California, reports said. FORMOSAT-5 is the first remote sensing satellite designed, manufactured, and controlled by the NSPO and domestic teams. Succeeding FORMOSAT-2, which was decommissioned in 2016, FORMOSAT-5 will embark on a five-year mission, orbiting around the globe to conduct earth observation, according to the NSPO.   More



(Source: Taiwan News - Jul 16)

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