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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?

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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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