Agreements aim to boost satellite testing in Taiwan

EFFICIENCY: The NSPO had to ask US universities to conduct radiation testing on Taiwan’s satellites, which took time and cost hundreds of thousands of NT dollars

Taipei Times
Date: Jul 24, 2019
By: Lin Chia-nan  /  Staff reporter

The National Space Organization (NSPO) yesterday signed memorandums of agreement with

From left, Chang Gung University professor Hong Ji-hong, National Space Organization Director-General Clark Lin and the university’s Institute for Radiological Research dean Tung Chuan-jong at a news conference in Taipei yesterday announce a partnership between the organization and the school.
Photo: CNA

Linkou Chang Gung Memorial Hospital and Chang Gung University to boost the nation’s capabilities in radiation testing of satellite components and space industry development.

The documents were signed by NSPO Director-General Lin Chun-liang (林俊良), the hospital’s Proton and Radiation Therapy Center convener Hung Ji-hong (洪志宏) and the university’s Institute for Radiological Research dean Tung Chuan-jong (董傳中).

Electronic components used in satellites have to be resistant to space radiation, which can disrupt electronic signals or cause systems to work incorrectly or even break down, the NSPO said.

The hospital in November 2015 set a milestone in cancer treatment by putting four proton radiotherapy devices — the world’s most advanced — into clinical service, the organization said.

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