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Taiwanese Space Program

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Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: National Space Organization, Constellation Observing System for Meteorology, Ionosphere, and Climate, Formosat-1, Formosat-2. Not illustrated. Excerpt: The National Space Organization (traditional Chinese: ; simplified Chinese: ; Tongyong Pinyin: Guójia Tàikong Jhongsin; Hanyu Pinyin: Guóji Tàikng Zhngxn ) (NSPO, formerly known ...
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Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: National Space Organization, Constellation Observing System for Meteorology, Ionosphere, and Climate, Formosat-1, Formosat-2. Not illustrated. Excerpt: The National Space Organization (traditional Chinese: ; simplified Chinese: ; Tongyong Pinyin: Guójia Tàikong Jhongsin; Hanyu Pinyin: Guóji Tàikng Zhngxn ) (NSPO, formerly known as the National Space Program Office) is the civilian space agency of the Republic of China (Taiwan) under the auspices of the Executive Yuan's National Science Council. NSPO is involved in the development of space exploration, satellite construction and development as well as related technologies and infrastructure (including the FORMOSAT series of Earth observation satellites) and related research in aerospace engineering, remote sensing, astrophysics, atmospheric science, information science, space weapons and defense of national security in the Republic of China. NSPO headquarters and the main ground control station are in Hsinchu, Taiwan. Indigenously developed suborbital launch vehicle based upon the Sky Bow II surface-to-air missile. Six to seven launches as of 2010. Little has been publicly revealed about the specification of the ROC's first Satellite Launch Vehicle (SLV) . It should be able to place a 50 kg payload to a 500700 km orbit /with a 22.3 degrees inclination angle and a tip-off rate of less than 10 degrees per axis. This SLV will be an upgrade based on existing sounding rockets and will consist of four solid propellant stages with two strap-on solid rocket boosters. Therefore it will be in the same class of the Indian SLV-3. The inaugural launch is scheduled to take place during the second phase of the 2004-2018 space project, placing an indigenously-made satellite into orbit and after the preparat... More: http://booksllc.net/?id=1923483
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  • ISBN-13: 9781158493463
  • Publisher: General Books LLC
  • Publication date: 6/23/2010
  • Pages: 22
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 0.05 (d)

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