President congratulates FormoSat-5 team for successful launch

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Taipei, Aug. 25 (CNA) President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) congratulated Taiwan's FormoSat-5 satellite team and its partners for successfully launching the first locally developed satellite into orbit early Friday.

FormoSat-5's successful journey into orbit is an indication that Taiwan has taken another giant step in its technological progress, Tsai said, adding that it will create a new momentum in the development of the country's space-related industries.

Earlier, in a twitter post, she said the satellite will gather images and data on the earth's surface to help evaluate natural disasters.

In another Facebook post before the launch, Tsai said FormoSat-5 was carrying Taiwanese technology as well as Taiwanese dream.

(By S.C. Chang)

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