Alliance to promote space radiation testing

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

Taipei Times
Date: Jul 23, 2020
By: Lin Chia-nan / Staff reporter

Signatories celebrate the formation of an alliance to promote cosmic-level radioactivity resistance testing in Taoyuan yesterday.
Photo courtesy of Chang Gung University

An alliance to promote space-level radioactivity resistance testing has been established to help local firms connect with the global space industry, the National Applied Research Laboratories (NARL) said yesterday.

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]

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