FORGING AHEAD: The alliance aims to help Taiwan evolve into a nation that can supply electronic components that are able to withstand space-level radioactivity
Date: Jul 23, 2020
By: Lin Chia-nan / Staff reporter
After Taiwan’s first domestically produced satellite Formosat-5 was launched in 2017 to supply remote-sensing images, the nation has worked harder to foster a space industry and last year established the Taiwan Space Industry Development Association.
The alliance aims to help Taiwan evolve from a nation with a booming semiconductor industry to one supplying electronic components that can withstand space-level radioactivity, it said.
The NARL-affiliated National Space Organization, which leads the association, would be tasked with establishing a platform and standards for verifying components’ resistance to space-level radioactivity, it added. [FULL STORY]