2017 (updated: 12/27/2017)

  • 12/31/2017: End of Advanced Ionospheric Probe (AIP) project for FORMOSAT-5 satellite.

  • 12/27/2017: NCU/GISS was awarded from NSPO to execute FS-5/AIP mission operation in next 2 years. The WSD is 12/28/2017.

  • 12/22/2017: Submitting a proposal, FS-5/AIP Mission Operation, to NSPO for a restricted bidding.

  • 12/18/2017: The 2nd preliminary discussion on the 3rd stage space technology long-term development program.

  • 12/15/2017: MHSR/ISP PDR meeting at NSPO.

  • 12/06/2017: 3U CubeSat IDEASSat PDR meeting at NSPO.

  • 11/24/2017: Submitting a proposal, Space Science and Technology Research Center project, to MOE.
  • 11/17/2017: FS-5 AIP IOCR/FR meeting was held at NSPO and all the necessary documents were delivered to NSPO on 11/22/2017.

  • 10/15/2017: The 1st preliminary discussion on the 3rd stage space technology long-term development program. 第三期太空科技長程發展計畫草案研商會議。

  • 09/15/2017: MHSR/ISP MDR/SDR meeting at NSPO.

  • AIP.SOH
  • 09/07/2017: After two weeks of the lift-off, FS-5/AIP was first powered on under a very low temperature condition (-20°C for sensor and 0°C for SPEU) and has acquired the 1st batch of science data for 30 minutes. The instrument is healthy and performs as expected. Finally we got TRL 9 on science payload!

  • FS-5.trail
  • 08/25/2017: Taiwanese self-developed FORMOSAT-5 satellite was lifted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base on SpaceX Falcon 9 launch vehicle at 11:51, 08/24/2017 PST (or 2:51, 08/25/2017 CST).


  • Taoyuan high school students
  • 08/20/2017-08/28/2017: Leading senior high school students to participate FORMOSAT-5 satellite launch by SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket including NASA/JPL, SpaceX headquarter, California Science Center, and Vandenberg Air Force Base.


  • VAFB
  • 08/15/2017: Removal of the AIP sensor cap and final check on the AIP sensor at Vandenberg Air Force Base.

  • 07/26/2017: MHSR/ISP kick-off meeting at NSPO.

  • 07/21/2017: 3U IDEASSat MDR/SDR meeting at NSPO.

  • Pre-flight briefing for FS-5 launch
  • 07/21/2017 : A pre-flight briefing was held for selected Taoyuan senior high school students and one NCU undergraduate student to participate the FORMOSAT-5 satellite launch. 高中生/大學生參與福衛五號科學任務,中大與大園國際高中在國家太空中心舉辦出國發射前說明會

  • 20170721
  • 07/17/2017-07/23/2017: 參與福衛七號科學任務之任務訓練(中大班第二梯次)。

  • 07/16/2017: 參與福衛七號科學任務中大班第二梯次)之任務訓練報到 18:00-21:00


  • 20170704
  • 07/01/2017-07/07/2017 : 高中職生參與衛星科學任務之任務訓練

  • 06/30/2017: 高中職生參與衛星科學任務之任務訓練報到 14:00-18:00


  • NCU and NSPO MOU
  • 06/30/2017: 中大地科院與國家實驗研究院國家太空中心簽署合作意願書,提供本院每年兩名學生可與該單位共同產學合作培育博士級研發菁英。

  • 06/22/2017: NCU/GISS was awarded from NSPO to develop ISP (a science payload for multi-functional hybrid sounding rocket) to measure Ionospheric E-region plasma irregularities in next 30 months. The WSD is 06/23/2017.

  • 06/06/2017: Submitting a proposal, Ionospheric E-region Plasma Irregularities Measured by Ionosphere Scintillation Package (ISP), to NSPO. The CIP and ASM of the ISP will be developed in SPL.

  • NSPO.microsatellite
  • 04/26/2017: 國家太空中心在台北科技大樓舉辦之「微/小衛星使用與技術座談會」






  • 3U CubeSat Interview
  • 04/14/2017: Kick-off meeting for the IDEASSat (3U CubeSat). Our students were interviewed for documentary at NSPO.




  • CubeSat 3U
  • 04/06/2017: NCU/GISS was awarded from NSPO to develop IDEASSat (a 3U CubeSat) to explore terrestrial ionosphere in next three years. The WSD is 04/07/2017.



  • Outreach
  • 04/03/2017-05/12/2017: 2017 年暑假舉辦之高中職生參與衛星科學任務,開始報名。招生簡章報名表報名完成名單



  • 03/22/2017: Submitting a proposal, CubeSat Platform for Ionospheric Science and Flight Dynamics, to NSPO. The CIP and ADCS of the IDEASSat (3U CubeSat) will be developed in SPL.

  • Taiwan-France Space Meeting
  • 02/23/2017: Taiwan-France Space Meeting at NARLabs.






  • 2017 year end party
  • 01/23/2017: SPL year end party 實驗室年終尾牙。


  • 01/19/2017: 參加國家中山科學研究院在龍園研究院區舉辦的電子特展「將國防科技精華轉用於民生科技」。

  • NSPO.industry
  • 01/11/2017: 參加國家實驗研究院國家太空中心在臺大醫院國際會議中心舉辦的「台灣新興太空產業領航計畫說明會」,分別以微衛星、立方衛星、探空火箭為發展主軸。