Ministry announces third phase of space program

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Taipei Times
Date: Feb 14, 2019
By: Chien Hui-ju and Sherry Hsiao  /  Staff reporter, with staff writer

The Ministry of Science and Technology yesterday announced plans to focus on the

Minister of Science and Technology Chen Liang-gee, left, and National Space Organization Director-General Lin Chun-liang give the thumbs-up at a news conference in Taipei yesterday.  Photo: Chien Hui-ju, Taipei Times

development of 10 small, high-resolution satellites for the third phase of the National Space Program.

The third phase, which is expected to cost NT$25.1 billion (US$814 million), was last month approved by Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌).

It was the first official document he signed after taking office.

It is to be executed by the National Applied Research Laboratories and the National Space Organization (NSPO) over a 10-year period starting this year, the ministry said.    [FULL  STORY]

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