Also named ROCSat (Republic of China Satellite).
Series of several satellites for various missions. The FORMOSAT-3 and FORMOSAT-7 denominatiuons are reserved for the COSMIC programme, recorded at
http://www.cosmic.ucar.edu. Taiwan programme, some mission in cooperation with other agencies: responsible agency: NSPO (National Space Program Office).
The platforms are actively stabilised over 3 axes.
The design life time is 3 to 5 years, depending on the mission.
The satellite exploits either sunsynchronous or drifting orbits.
See detailed descriptions at http://www.nspo.narl.org.tw.
Changing with the mission.
1999 - 2022
Associated satellites and instruments
Note: red tag => no longer operational , green tag => operational
, blue tag => planned