Space Center plans developed by Taiwan FORMOSAT V satellite (Figure)
Data Figure: Taiwan, “Fu Wei 2″ satellites
BEIJING, Jan. 18, according to Taiwan’s “China Times” reported that the Taiwan Center for Space ARGO satellite procurement scandal in recent years, suffered outside the outbreak criticism, Applied Research Laboratories or even considered the abolition of the center. In the bitter experience, the Space Center decided to go, by the Taiwan authorities, “NSC” and “NARL” review by, designed and developed “Formosa Satellite V”, to show determination to establish their own satellite technology.
Space Center deputy director Zhang Guixiang said, “Fu Wei V” of the satellite body to determine the team designed and developed by the island, the biggest breakthrough is the most risky place, is the optical payload (two m resolution rate telemetry lens) will be entirely self-developed island.
“This step is very important to Taiwan’s space technology development in Taiwan to develop the satellite, to make their own optical payload, is necessary.” Zhang Guixiang stressed Space Center do not do not, in recent years will also help improve to low morale.
“FORMOSAT V” to link FORMOSAT telemetry task-based, “FORMOSAT” has expired in May last year, five-year mission in life, stable operation is still in orbit. Space Center reported last month by the end of the “National Science Council,” review by the design and planning, FORMOSAT-fifth the weight of about five hundred twenty-five kg, payload black optical resolution of two meters, color resolution of four meters, orbit height of seven hundred and twenty kilometers of sun-synchronous orbit, over Taiwan twice daily, five-year mission life, scheduled to launch at the end 二 ○ 一 三 off.
FORMOSAT I, II, III satellite entirely by design or manufacturing overseas, “Fu Wei V” from design to manufacturing space center will integrate research institutions and companies on the island, their own hands, by the satellite body The center is responsible for the design and development; optical lens from the instrument payload design and development of science and technology research centers; satellite computer science from Zhongshan Institute developed in cooperation with the island’s manufacturers. The whole project, only the task entrusted to overseas launch rocket executive, last week have been identified by the U.S. company Space X to about $ twenty-three million bid by the Falcon-1 rocket carrying the sky.