Nut Cube satellite orbit simulation map.
(Provided by the National Academy of Sciences)
[Reporter Chen Jiayi/Report from Taipei] Taiwan's space satellite has made new progress!
The National Science Council announced today (27th) that the Nut Cube Satellite (NUTSAT) developed by Huwei University of Science and Technology was launched to the International Space Station early this morning Taiwan time. It is expected to enter orbit from the space station in December, which will help receive radio signals from aircraft. Carry out flight safety rescue and drone management.
The National Science Council announced that the Nut Cube Satellite was launched at 3:20 am Taiwan time on the 27th (2:20 pm Eastern time on the 26th) from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, USA, aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. The International Space Station is expected to be released into orbit by the robotic arm of the International Space Station in December, and will serve in the Earth’s circular orbit at an orbital altitude of 420 kilometers in the future.
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According to the National Science Council, the Nut Cube Satellite was developed by the Aircraft Engineering Department of the National Huwei University of Science and Technology. It is a 2U satellite, weighing 2.1 kilograms, and a volume of 10x10x23 cm. Carry out shipping management, flight safety rescue and drone management.
The Space Center of the National Academy of Sciences of the National Science Council stated that the broadcast automatic return monitoring technology has been applied to commercial satellites. If Taiwan can master the key technology of the research and design of this payload, it can be further applied to the mission-based small satellites independently developed by Taiwan in the future. Obtaining relevant information will no longer be subject to others.