Taiwan’s satellite operating smoothly: director

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2017/08/26
By Tsao Yu-fan and Kuan-lin Liu

Los Angeles, Aug. 25 (CNA) FormoSat-5, Taiwan’s first domestically developed

Chang Ho-pen (張和本)

satellite, is operating smoothly after being in orbit for a day, an official from Taiwan’s National Space Organization (NSPO) said in the United States Friday.

Communication between the satellite and the ground station in Taiwan, which first took place 404 minutes after the launch, is taking place smoothly, according to Chang Ho-pen (張和本), director of the NSPO project to build FormoSat-5.

The satellite is able to receive orders from the ground station, while the NSPO also can get transmissions from the satellite, he said.

The miniature satellite first made contact with planet Earth through the NSPO’s ground antenna in Svalbard, Norway roughly 83 minutes after liftoff.    [FULL  STORY]

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