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Future Tech expo features trends in space research

  • By Lin Chianan / Staff Reporter

On its first day yesterday, Future Tech highlighted space technology, digital transformation and other trends with representatives of the United States, the Czech Republic and Lithuania, scheduled to deliver speeches at today’s event in Taipei.

As part of Taiwan’s Innotech exhibition, Future Tech’s personal events will be held at the Taipei World Trade Center until tomorrow, while the online events will continue until Saturday next week.

An online forum on trends in the global space industry will be held today, with the participation of several well-known experts.

NASA Administrator Bill Nelson will talk about the prospects for manned space missions over the next decade, while Lithuanian Economy and Innovation Minister Ausrin Armonaite, CEO and founder of Kacific Broadband Satellite Group Christian Paturo, President of the Czech Space Union and the Czech Space Union Zdenek Nemecek, a professor at Charles University in Prague, will also address the forum, the exhibition’s organizers wrote on Facebook.

The National Central University (NCU) will present the results of research that has won Future Tech Awards, including a K / Ka range payload designed for low Earth orbit cubes.

The payload includes a software-defined radio platform that would make multimode communication experiments possible, not limited to ready-made hardware, said Chen Ih-min ((), an associate professor in the NCU’s Department of Communication Engineering.

The payload should be installed on a cube developed by NCU’s Chao Chi-kuang (趙吉光) Department of Space Science and Engineering, Chen said.

Chen said he was contributing to the space industry for the first time.

The kubesat is planned to be launched at the end of next year and will be the first in a series of kubesat called the Pearl, which will focus on low-Earth orbit communications, Chao said.

Meanwhile, the space science department is partnering with the Japanese company Space BD to prepare for an international mission to the moon in 2023.

Lauren Chang (張 起 維), a professor in the department, said the mission would be an opportunity for the university to send its research tools into space.

The joint venture plans to equip the mission with a space radiation meter and an on-board computer, Chang said.

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