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  • 2021

    05/31 "Space Development Act" Passes Legislature's 3rd Reading

    02/03 Formosat-7 deployment was completed

    01/24 YUSAT and IDEASSAT CubeSats launched

  • 2020

    04/30 FORMOSAT-3 Completes its Mission with Honor

    03/07 FORMOSAT-7/COSMIC-2 atmospheric data were released

  • 2019

    07/17 FORMOSAT-7/COSMIC-2 successfully observed the first Radio Occultation profile

    06/25 FORMOSAT-7 satellites launched into space

    02/21 President Ing-wen Tsai Visited NSPO

  • 2018

    09/21 FORMOSAT-5 Imagery Service Begins

    08/03 President of the Executive Yuan Ching-te Lai inspected FORMOSAT-7 preparation

    02/23 President Tsai Meets with FORMOSAT-5 Satellite Team

    02/01 Dr. Chun-Liang Lin took on the Director General position of National Space Organization

  • 2017

    08/25 Completed launch of FORMOSAT-5 satellite

    07/15 President of the Executive Yuan Lin Chuan inspected FORMOSAT-5 shipments preparation

    05/02 Product Assurance Calibration Laboratory Certified by the Taiwan Accreditation Foundation (TAF) "ISO 17025"

  • 2016

    08/19 FORMOSAT-2 Decommissioning after 12-year Services

    06/14 Completed FORMOSAT-5 satellite Pre-ship IPT test

  • 2015

    12/08 Obtained 2015 Award for Outstanding Contribution in Science and Technology

    10/31 President Ma Ying-jeou Visited NSPO

  • 2014

    11/05 「Photo-annealing method and optical fiber apparatus using the same」Obtained a Gold Medal of iENA 2014

    10/07 Successful Flight of SR-10 Science Experiments

    03/26 Successful Flight of SR-9 Science Experiments

  • 2013

    06/06 Successful Flight of SR-8 Science Experiments

    05/16 FORMOSAT-3/COSMIC 7th Anniversary

  • 2012

    12/26 NSPO Vibration Testing Laboratory Certificated by TAF

  • 2011

    12/05 NSPO Awarded the Certificate of ISO/IEC 17025:2005 for EMC and Antenna Test Lab

    11/18 NASA Presented Certificate of Appreciation on AMS-02 to NSPO

    11/11 Celebration of the 20th Anniversary of NSPO

    07/25 NSPO Awarded the Certifications of ISO9001, ISO27001, and ISO14001

    05/31 Successful Flight of Experimental Hybrid Rocket

    03/31 NSPO and the Tzu Chi Foundation had signed the overseas disaster area satellite image support cooperation memorandum

  • 2010

    07/06 The Legislator Nai-Shin JiangVisited NSPO

    05/05 Sounding Rocket 7 Completes Science Experimen

  • 2009

    12/15 The commencement of the development of FORMOSAT-2.

  • 2008

    07/06 The National Science Council approved the implementation of the first satellite of the "Remote Sensing Satellite Program"

    05/05 The IPS team won the Outstanding Scientific and Technological Contribution Award (Engineering Category) of the Executive Yuan in 1996 for "Independent R & D of High-resolution Satellite Image Processing System for High Mobility Satellites and Construction of Terminal Stations at Home and Abroad."

    01/01 Dr. Jiun-Jih Miau took over as Director General of National Space Organization.

  • 2007

    11/02 NSPO support Formosat-2 images for aid relief to San Diego wild fire.

  • 2006

    11/12 The President of Executive Hsieh Chang-Ting toured National Space Organization.

    04/15 FORMOSAT-3 was successfully launched at the Vandenberg Launch Complex in the US state of California.

    01/28 Sounding Rocket-5 was successfully launched from the Pingtung Chuipeng launch site.

  • 2005

    12/15 The Vice-President Lu Hsiu-lien toured National Space Organization.

    11/12 The President of Executive Hsieh Chang-Ting toured National Space Organization.

    04/01 National Space Program Office was renamed as "National Space Organization (NSPO)" on 1 April

  • 2004

    12/14 Sounding Rocket-4 was successfully launched from the Pingtung Chuipeng launch site.

    11/12 The Vice President of Executive Yuan, Yeh Chu-Lan, and the Government Affairs Committee member, Lin Feng-Ching, visited National Space Program Office.

    07/04 The first upper atmosphere lightning phenomenon detected by the "Upper Atmosphere Lightning Imager" of FORMOSAT-2

    06/18 Announced the mission completion of FORMOSAT-1and its withdrawal.

    06/15 National Space Program Office passed the ISO9001: 2000 certification.

    06/04 The Remote Sensing Imager of FORMOSAT-2 took the first remote sensing image.

    05/21 FORMOSAT-2 was successfully launched at the Vandenberg Launch Complex in the US state of California.

  • 2003

    12/24 Sounding Rocket-3 was successfully launched from the Pingtung Chuipeng launch site.

    09/12 The President Chen Shui-bian and Vice-president Lu Hsiu-lien toured National Space Program Office and granted a reward medal with a phrase of celebration "Path Through Satisfaction" as an encouragement for the completion of FORMOSAT-2 integration and testing.

    07/25 The Vice-President Lu Hsiu-lien toured National Space Program Office.

    06/01 Established National Applied Research Laboratory, with the jurisdiction of National Space Program Office came under its administration.

  • 2002

    12/30 Approved the second phase National Space Technology Long-Term Development Plan. (from 2004 to 2018)

    02/18 Commenced the development of FORMOSAT-3.

    01/03 The completion of the YamSat satellite flight unit assemble.

  • 2001

    05/03 Signed a "FORMOSAT-3 Collaboration Certificate" with the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research in the US.

    01/31 Dr Li Lo-Chuan took on the Director General position of the National Space Program Office.

  • 2000

    09/05 The Vice-President Lu Hsiu-lien visited National Space Program Office and witnessed the satellite integration and test operation.

    07/15 Detected the image of low-density ion holes in the ionospheric layer above the sky of Brazil by the Ionospheric Plasma and Electrodynamics Instrument (IPEI) on FORMOSAT-1.

  • 1999

    12/15 The commencement of the development of FORMOSAT-2.

    06/30 Held a contract signing ceremony for the FORMOSAT-2 X-band antenna system.

    03/16 Dr Wong Hung-Chih took on the Director General position of the National Space Program Office.

    02/13 The Ocean Color Imager of FORMOSAT-1 took its first ocean color image.

    01/27 FORMOSAT-1 was being launched into the orbit and started executing its scientific missions.

  • 1998

    10/07 The completion of FORMOSAT-1 satellite system integration and tests.

    06/21 National Science Council announced the result for the "Naming and Drawing Competitions", and finalized that the satellite will be named "FORMOSAT-1" .

  • 1997

    07/11 The Vice President Lien officiated the opening ceremony of the Satellite Integration & Test Building.

    05/16 The Spacecraft Bus was delivered to the Satellite Integration & Test Building of National Space Program Office from Los Angelus, USA

    04/25 Held a FORMOSAT-1 antenna installment ceremony at Tainan National Cheng Kung University.

  • 1996

    06/30 The completion of the five domestic component engineering model development; start the manufacture of flight unit.

  • 1994

    12/12 Signed a ground system contract with the US company Allied Signal Technical Service Corponation (ATSC)

    11/01 Signed a frequency coordination contract with an US company Telecom Strategies

    09/09 Held a groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of Satellite Integration & Test Building

  • 1991

    10/03 The Executive Yuen approved the "Space Technology Long Term (15 years) Developmental Program"; established National Space Program Office.


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