The full function test of the windhunter satellite is completed2022/11/25The "Windhunter Satellite", independently developed by the National Space Center of the National Experimental Research Institute under the National Science Council, completed the last test today (25th) - the full-function test, which means that the satellite has passed all the tests of the simulated space environment and is still Can maintain the performance of the original design. It is expected that a "pre-delivery review meeting" will be held in early January next year to review all test results. If the review is passed, the Wind Hunter will enter the ready state and will be transported to French Guiana in South America in accordance with the rocket launch schedule. Arianespace's Vega C rocket blasts off.The Wind Hunter meteorological satellite is scheduled to be launched in March next year. Chengfuwei 5 is the second Taiwan-made satellite and the first self-made weather satellite. The launch will once again verify Taiwan's satellite manufacturing capabilities. A total of 82% of the Wind Hunter satellites, including the payload, are developed and manufactured in Taiwan. If the ground equipment is included, more than 20 Taiwanese R&D units and manufacturers will participate. After lift-off, in addition to performing the observation task of the sea surface wind field, it will also verify 10 key components and technologies independently designed and manufactured by Taiwan.The Space Center of the National Academy of Sciences stated that after the windhunter satellite completed the assembly of solar panels in June this year, it began to conduct space environment tests. The full-featured test following the space environment test, checks that all subsystems including commands, attitude control, and payload instruments can operate normally and maintain the designed performance. Finally, to compile and analyze the test reports, the space center colleagues in charge of each system must review the test data at each stage, conduct cross-comparisons, summarize the changing trends of the performance of each design, and summarize a complete analysis report. In addition, the space center also launched the operation drill of the Windhunter satellite, simulating and debugging various situations that the satellite may encounter after launch, to ensure that if the satellite encounters problems after launch, it can be commanded from the ground to control the satellite to overcome the problem.The mission payload of the Windhunter satellite is the "Global Navigation Satellite System-Reflectometry (GNSS-R)" developed by the Space Center itself. The application of GNSS reflection signals is a research that has only emerged in the past ten years. Taiwan is able to develop the payload of this mission itself in a short period of time, which means that in addition to remote measurement satellites, Taiwan also has the basic ability to develop meteorological satellites.This year is the first year of the implementation of the "Space Development Law". The National Science and Technology Council will strengthen the promotion of the development of the space industry and continue to develop independent satellite technology. Wu Zhengzhong, chairman of the National Science Council, said that the satellite industry chain includes four major areas: satellite manufacturing, launch services, ground equipment, and back-end applications. After the space center becomes an administrative legal person in 2023, it will develop space technology in an all-round way to connect the complete industry The chain will help Taiwan's space industry to progress faster and occupy a place in the international space industry.Executive Premier Su Tseng-chang visited the Space Center of the National Academy of Sciences on November 7th, emphasizing that the government will fully support the development of space technology and industry, and lead Taiwan's industrial circles to enter the global industrial chain to create a second "National Protector Mountain". We look forward to the successful launch of the Windhunter satellite, the smooth execution of its mission, and the leadership of Taiwan's space industry.