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FIRST TAIWAN DEVELOPED SATELLITE TO LAUNCH ON AUGUST 25|台首枚自主研製衛星 福衛5號8月升空

Good Morning Taiwan
2017-07-16
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Taiwan's first domestically designed satellite, Formosat-5, is to be launched at 2:50 A.M Aug. 25, Taiwan time. Before it is launched in the US, Premier Lin Chuan went to National Space Organization to oversee its preparations. Premier Lin said the next step is to explore the business potential of the satellite and to collaborate with other countries to develop space industry.


Covered from head to toe in cleanroom suit, Premier Lin and Technology Minister Chen Liang-gee were briefed on the latest progress of the satellite before it is transported to the U.S. on the 19th by China Airlines for the launch. Premier Lin said that Formosat-5, the successor of Fmormosat-2, is the first fully domestically designed and manufactured satellite, which will be responsible for collecting important data for natural disaster evaluation, national security, and scientific research.

TRANSLATED BY:ETHAN LIU

台灣第一顆,自主研製的人造「高解析度」遙測衛星、福爾摩沙衛星五號,預計在台灣時間,8月25號凌晨、2時50分,於美國發射升空。行政院長、林全,上午特別到「國家太空中心」,視察運送準備作業。林全說,下一步,希望和「商業」做結合,能夠和其他國家合作,來發展「太空產業」。

林全,和科技部長、陳良基等人,穿戴無塵衣、無塵帽,進入「整測廠房」,並聽取簡報。在林全,象徵性的,在箱外,扳下扣鎖之後,19號、福衛五號就要起運,搭乘華航貨機赴美。林全說,福衛五號,從設計、製造、組裝,到測試都是「台灣團隊」自己來,而福衛5號的前身、福衛2號,已經在去年8月,正式除役,國家實驗研究院,也宣布,未來會由「福衛5號」繼續接替重要任務。