Taiwan: Taiwan’s National Space Program Office (NSPO) is reporting that the ultra-high-resolution earth observation satellite, Formosat-5, is scheduled for launch in February 2016. Over 70% of the satellite has been been developed domestically. The spacecraft is equipped with a locally-made optical remote sensing payload, a Cassegrain telescope-type remote sensing instrument and a metal-oxide-semiconductor linear image sensor. Formosat-5 has passed space environment and function tests. Once in orbit, it will take over duties from Formosat-2, which has been functioning since 2004.