TAIWAN MADE: The system, which is to be used with Formosat-7/COSMIC2, allows for greater flexibility and information security protection, an NSPO researcher said
Date: Sep 16, 2020
By: Lin Chia-nan / Staff reporterT
The system was trialed on Formosat-5, a remote sensing satellite launched in 2017, and later used to control the Formosat-7 constellation, National Applied Research Laboratories (NARL) president Wu Kuang-chong (吳光鐘) told a news conference at the NSPO in Hsinchu.
A Taiwan-US collaboration, the six-satellite Formosat-7, which conducts weather observations, was launched on SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy in June last year.
Four of the Formosat-7 satellites have moved from their 720km deployment orbit to 550km mission orbits on separate planes, while the other two would move to their mission orbits by February next year, the NSPO said. [FULL STORY]