BackForward Satellite: COSMIC-2b 

Satellite details
Acronym COSMIC-2b
Full name Constellation Observing System for Meteorology, Ionosphere & Climate - 2
Satellite Description
  • 3rd constellation of the COSMIC programme, also called FormoSat-7.
  • Cluster of 6 satellite (+ one spare) 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 800 km
Inclination 72 °


Status Mission concept
Details on Status
(as available)
  • The COSMIC-2b part of COSMIC-2 has been cancelled by NOAA and NSPO in October 2017.  Recover options are being pursued.
Launch EOL
Last update: 2017-10-25
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-2b

Acronym Full name
TGRS TriG (Tri-GNSS) GNSS Radio Occultation System
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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 2M048G1D 2000  kHz RHCP D   Telemetry, sensor data
TM & Raw Data S-E 2264 MHz 32K0G1D 32  kHz RHCP D   Telemetry, sensor data
Command E-S 2093.1 MHz 32K0G1D 32  kHz RHCP D   Commands