Earth Observation Mission News
SSTL expertise enables new space mission for the FORMOSAT-7 weather constellation
25 June 2019
The successful launch on 24 June 2019 (EST) of 6 satellites for the FORMOSAT-7 joint US-Taiwanese weather forecasting constellation marks the start of another SSTL-enabled space mission, a cause for celebration at SSTL's UK HQ.
The launch on the SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket from the Kennedy Space Centre was attended by SSTL staff including Managing Director, Sarah Parker who said "We are very proud of our role as space mission enablers and, hot on the heels of TeleSat LEO Phase 1 satellites' first ever demo of 5G connectivity, we are delighted that our smallsats expertise has once again helped our customers achieve their ambitions. We congratulate our customers, NSPO in Taiwan, and NOAA in the United States on the successful launch of their constellation and look forward to following their mission journey as they move through commissioning and into start of operations."
Image credit: SSTL. - FORMOSAT-7 satellite in build at SSTL.