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SSTL delivers first of the FORMOSAT-7 constellation spacecraft to Taiwan

By [email protected] - 25th June 2015 - 11:41

Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL) has delivered the first spacecraft for the FORMOSAT-7/COSMIC-2 weather forecasting constellation to the National Space Organization (NSPO) in Taiwan, where it has successfully passed a series of systems checks. The payloads for the spacecraft are being supplied by NSPOâs mission partner, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in the United States, and they will be integrated to the platforms in Taiwan where a full set of spacecraft system tests will be performed. Luis Gomes, Director of Earth Observation at SSTL, commented âThe delivery of the first of the FORMOSAT-7 spacecraft to our customer is an important milestone in the programme. SSTL is continuing to work on the assembly of an additional five platforms for the constellation at our cleanrooms here in the UK and at the NSPO site in Taiwan.â