Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Taiwan to launch FORMOSAT-5 satellite in 2013

Taiwan's National Space Organization (NSPO) says it is planning to launch the satellite FORMOSAT-5 in 2013.

The satellite will carry a high-resolution optical remote sensing instrument for earth sensing and earth observation. The instrument was designed, manufactured and packaged in Taiwan.

FORMOSAT-5 is Taiwan's first remote sensing program. The project is part of Taiwan's plan to further improve its space technology.


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