France’s Arianespace wins bid to launch Taiwan satellite in 2021

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — France’s Arianespace SA has won the bid to launch Taiwan’s Triton satellite into orbit in 2021, CNA reported Friday (Nov. 15). The new Taiwanese-developed w...

Two Taiwan teams advance to global round of NASA hackathon

Two of the 67 Taiwanese teams that took part in NASA's International Space Apps Challenge this past weekend have been selected for the global round of the hackathon, with one of the teams focusing...

Thailand seeks consultation with Taiwan on domestically built satellite

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Thailand’s space authorities have expressed an interest in collaborating with Taiwan as the country tries to get its domestically built satellite off the ground. ...

FORMOSAT-7 expected to provide meteorological data from January 2020

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – FORMOSAT-7, a constellation of six satellites jointly built by Taiwan and the U.S., began the deployment of its first satellite on July 22 and is expected to start providi...

President of Taiwan welcomed by hundreds of overseas compatriots in Colorado

DENVER (CNA) -- President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) was welcomed by hundreds of cheering overseas Taiwanese compatriots as she arrived Friday in the U.S. city of Denver, the last stop of her 12-day state vis...

Taiwan enters third phase of satellite program

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – With the launch of Formosat-7 last month, Taiwan had entered the third phase of its 28-year-old satellite program, officials said Friday (July 19). Just as space enthus...

Taiwan's FormoSat-7 satellite transmits first data back to Earth

Taipei (CNA)-- Taiwan's FormoSat-7 has sent back its first batch of data from space, which will be released to the public in seven months' time, the National Space Organization (NSPO) said Wed...

Taiwan's Formosat-7 launched into space

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Formosat-7, the second satellite constellation jointly built by Taiwan and the U.S., blasted off into space at 2:30 p.m. today (June 25), Taiwan Time. Although the satellite...

Taiwan's Formosat-7 set to blast off at 2:30 p.m. today

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Formosat-7, the second satellite constellation jointly built by Taiwan and the U.S., is slated to launch at 2:30 p.m. today (June 25), Taiwan Time. Although the satellite wa...

US think tank urges support for Taiwan, sanctions on China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Think tank researcher Rick Fisher said on Tuesday (April 16) the U.S. ought to criticize China more directly and encourage other democratic nations to condemn its actions....

Taiwan's FormoSat-7 group shipped to Florida for launch

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- FormoSat-7, the second satellite constellation jointly built by Taiwan and the U.S., was placed onto a cargo plane in Taoyuan bound for Florida on Sunday (April 15) in preparat...

Elon Musk's Starlink project 'a good opportunity for Taiwanese businesses'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese technology businesses ought to be clambering to be a part of Elon Musk’s ambitious new Starlink program, Business Next claims. Musk’s aerospace ma...

'Space and Astronomy' exhibition opens at Taipei Astronomical Museum

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In celebration of the 40 year anniversary of the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) and the signing of the 1979 Taiwan Relations Act, AIT is hosting events with a special ...

Taiwan satellite Formosat-7 to be launched soon in the US

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Formosat-7 satellite (福衛七號) is soon to be launched in the U.S. Parties are currently waiting for confirmation before the satellite is transported over to...

Taiwan to launch one satellite a year over the next decade

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Over the next decade, Taiwan will launch at least one satellite a year under a NT$25.1 billion (US$814.5 million) government plan, Minister of Science and Technology Chen Liang-...