BackForward Satellite Programme: FORMOSAT 

Programme details
Programme description
  • 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
  • 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
Data circulation
  • Changing with the mission.
Programme lifetime 1999 - 2024
Associated satellites and instruments

Note: red tag => no longer operational , green tag => operational , blue tag => planned