Arianespace to launch Taiwan-developed satellite Triton in 2021

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2019/11/15
By: Flor Wang and Wu Po-wei

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Taipei, Nov. 15 (CNA) A locally developed weather satellite is expected to be launched by France-based Arianespace in 2021, a source said Friday.

The satellite, named Triton, will be sent into space from the Guiana Space Centre at Kourou in French Guiana, a source familiar with the project told CNA.

After its launch along with satellites of other countries, Triton will be responsible for collecting weather data, in particular conditions regarding wind speed and marine surface wind fields, the source said.

In June, the Formosat-7 satellite cluster, also locally developed, was launched from the John F. Kennedy Space Center in Florida by U.S.-based SpaceX to collect more accurate worldwide meteorological data.    [FULL  STORY]

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