By: Yeh Su-ping, Tsao Yu-fan, and Kuan-lin Liu
Taipei, Aug. 24 (CNA) President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) took to Facebook on
Thursday to promote the launch of Taiwan’s first self-built satellite – FormoSat-5 – and included a link to the livestream channel for the public to join in and watch as its fired off into space.
In her post, Tsai noted that the first domestically developed satellite carried the skills and dreams of the Taiwanese people.
When answering questions at a pre-launch press conference, American Institute in Taiwan Chairman James Moriarty lauded the development of the remote sensing satellite as an incredible and memorable accomplishment.
He said he was not only looking forward to the launch on Friday but also the possibility of future scientific collaborations between Taiwan and the United States.