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.
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
Show instrument status and calibration
Satellite frequencies for Earth Observation, data transfer and platform communications and control
Frequencies for satellite management
Service Direction Frequency (MHz) Emission designator Bandwidth (kHz) Polarisation D/A Data rate (kbps) or Baseband (kHz) Comments
Command E-S 2093.1 MHz 32K0G1D 32 kHz RHCP D   Commands
Frequencies for scientific data acquisition and communication services at ground stations
Service Direction Frequency (MHz) Bandwidth (kHz) Polarisation D/A Data rate (kbps) or Baseband (kHz) Comments
TM & Raw Data S-E 2264 MHz 2000 kHz RHCP D   Telemetry, sensor data
TM & Raw Data S-E 2264 MHz 32 kHz RHCP D   Telemetry, sensor data