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Satellite details
Acronym FORMOSAT-1
Full name FORMOSAT-1
WIGOS Station Identifier ---
Satellite Description
  • First flight unit of the FORMOSAT programme.
  • Main mission: ocean colour monitoring
  • Significant contribution to Space weather.
Mass at launch 401 kg Dry mass
Power 450 W
Data access link no link provided
Data access information
  • Data available from the Image Processing System of the Hsinchu centre, and also by direct-read out granted by NSPO.
Orbit Drifting orbit Altitude 600 km
Inclination 35 °


Space agency NSPOUCAR
Status Inactive
Details on Status
(as available)
Launch 26 Jan 1999 EOL 17 Jun 2004
Last update: 2017-08-01
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Satellite Payload

All known Instruments flying on FORMOSAT-1

Acronym Full name
OCI Ocean Color Imager
IPEI Ionospheric Plasma and Electrodynamics Instrument
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