Nation to launch first low Earth orbit satellite in 2025By Wu Po-hsuan and William Hetherington / Staff reporter, with staff writerTaiwan plans to launch its first low Earth orbit communications satellite as soon as the middle of 2025, the National Science and Technology Council said yesterday. A model of a low Earth orbit communications satellite is pictured in an undated photograph. Photo provided by the Taiwan Space AgencyThroughout Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine, satellites have greatly benefited Ukrainian forces, which has generated global interest in satellite research, the council said. The agency would also assist private companies with the launch of four satellites aimed at enhancing the nation’s mobile-communications industry, it said. The Ministry of Economic Affairs was also offering subsidies to spur the development of the nation’s space industry, it said.
Source: Taipei Times February 26, 2023 00:58 UTC