Nation’s first space-based GPS receiver developed

Taiwanese scientists have developed the nation’s first space-based Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver, which boasts several improvements over versions obtainable from overseas and can help cut the country’s reliance on foreign imports.The first locally developed space-borne GPS receiver, which helps satellites navigate in space, is expected to offer more freedom and independence for space missions, as exports of such products are normally kept under tight control by countries around the world, National Space Organization (NSPO) head Chang Guey-shin (張桂祥) said yesterday.

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