Satellite Developed by NCKU Successfully Launched into Space
A team from the Department off Electrical Engineering of National Cheng Kung University developed the IRIS-A CubeSat, which was successfully launched Florida, USA, into space on the SpaceX Falcon 9 from, during nighttime of January 13th, and was put into orbit at an altitude around 500 kilometers. The CubeSat has quickly established communication with ground station during daytime of the 14th. After days of efforts, the CubeSat has safely completed its Launch and Early Orbit Phase (LEOP) and is currently functioning normally to be utilized in mission operations and experimental stages.
NCKU Electrical Engineering Professor Jyh-Ching Juang leads a team consisting international students in developing the IRIS-A, a two-kilogram-level CubeSat. The CubeSat measures 10 cm in length, 10 cm in width, and 20cm in height. This is another huge aerial technological event for NCKU following the successful launch of the PHOENIX CubeSat in 2017.