Taiwan aims to become space power within 5 years

21-Oct-2021 Intellasia | Taiwannews | 5:02 AM Print This Post

On its 30th anniversary Wednesday (October 20), the National Space Organisation (NSPO) said it wanted to turn Taiwan into a space power within the next three to five years.

A Space Development Act was approved in May, and the NSPO can look forward to upgrading its status from a division of the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) to an autonomous government body when the Legislative Yuan passes the necessary changes, the Liberty Times reported. The government listed space as one of its six priority development areas, giving the sector an extra boost.

Within the next five years, Taiwan would see the training of space personnel and the development of the necessary technology to occupy a place in the relevant supply chain, NSPO director general Wu Jong-shinn said at the presentation of a book about the organisation’s first three decades Wednesday.

The organisation plans to launch the second locally made satellite, the Triton, next year, with the FORMOSAT-8 scheduled for 2023 and the B5G low-orbit communication satellite for 2025.



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