The Taipei Times article NSPO head eyeing 80% autonomy of satellite industry says:

Following the six-satellite Formosat-7/COSMIC-2 constellation’s launch in 2019, weather observation satellite Triton is scheduled to be launched next year, Wu told a news conference in Taipei to mark the agency’s 30th anniversary.

Meanwhile, the agency is working on the Formosat-8 project, which would comprise six remote-sensing satellites with a resolution of 0.7m each, Wu said, adding that its first satellite is set to be launched in 2023.

Gunter's space page Formosat-8 says:

Some of the satellites will carry a secondary payload. FORMOSAT-8B will carry a Gamma-ray Transients Monitor (GTM), which will be developed by the National Tsing Hua University.

Per http://www.astr.nthu.edu.tw/p/406-1336-187542,r3541.php?Lang=en:

GTM was also selected for feasibility study to fly on board a lunar-orbit spacecraft of NSPO, planned to launch in 2025.

Question: What will Taiwan's NSPO put in orbit around the Moon in 2025? How will it get there? What will it do?


On June 2, 2021, the Taipei Times reported that the National Central University (NCU) was partnering with HelioX and other local businesses to develop a scientific payload to be part of an international mission to the moon in 2023.

HelioX Cosmos, a space services supplier, is the official representative of Japanese firm Space BD, a designated service provider for the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency.

The plan is to develop a lunar lander for launch during the fourth quarter of 2023.

The name of the lander's developer was being withheld due to a non disclosure agreement.

Since 2020, "the NSPO has commissioned local scientists to conduct feasibility studies for payloads that could be installed on a lunar orbiter. ... It would complete a mission definition for its space exploration program by 2025".

The story was also reported in April 2021 by Indonesia News.Net

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