Taiwan builds key sensitive satellite equipment
TAIPEI (AFP) - Taiwan has successfully developed a key satellite component whose export is controlled by space powers, an official said on Tuesday, calling it a "milestone" in efforts to build its own space technology.
Three Taiwanese research and weather satellites launched between 1999 and 2006 were designed abroad.
A fourth scheduled to be launched next year will be 60 per cent locally made.
But Taiwan had not previously managed to build equipment to receive signals from global positioning systems.