BackForward Satellite: COSMIC-2 

Satellite details
Acronym COSMIC-2
Full name Constellation Observing System for Meteorology, Ionosphere & Climate - 2a
Satellite Description
  • 2nd┬áconstellation of the COSMIC programme, also called FormoSat-7.
  • Cluster of 6 satellite spread along different drifting orbits.
  • Main mission: temperature/humidity sounding.
  • Substantial contribution to Space weather.
Mass at launch Dry mass
Data access link no link provided
Data access information
  • Data available by Internet from CDAAC and TACC.
  • Also input to GTS by NOAA after reception from CDAAC (latency time: 75 min).
Orbit Drifting orbit Altitude 520 km
Inclination 24 °


Status Operational
Details on Status
(as available)
Launch 25 Jun 2019 EOL ≥2026
Last update: 2021-05-20
Associated satellite programme and related satellites

Note: red tag: no longer operational , green tag: operational , blue tag : future

Satellite Payload

All known Instruments flying on COSMIC-2

Acronym Full name
TGRS TriG (Tri-GNSS) GNSS Radio Occultation System
VIDI Velocity, Ion Density and Irregularities
RFB Radio Frequency Beacon
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Telecommunication frequency or microwave sensing channel information Show expert details
Service Dir or Mode Frequency Emission designator Bandwidth Polarisation D/A Data rate or Baseband Comments
TM & Raw Data S-E 2264 MHz 4M00G1D 4000  kHz RHCP D 2048  kbps Telemetry, sensor data
TM & Raw Data S-E 2264 MHz 64K0G1D 64  kHz RHCP D 36.48  kbps Telemetry, sensor data
Command E-S 2093.1 MHz 64K0G1D 64  kHz RHCP D 32  kbps Commands