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Satellite details
Acronym FORMOSAT-2
Full name FORMOSAT-2
WIGOS Station Identifier ---
Satellite Description
  • Single flight unit of the FORMOSAT-2 programme.
  • Main mission: high-resolution land observation.
  • Significant contribution to Space weather.
Mass at launch 764 kg Dry mass 683 kg
Power 693 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 Sunsynchronous orbit Altitude 891 km
ECT 09:30 desc


Space agency NSPOUCAR
Status Inactive
Details on Status
(as available)
Launch 21 May 2004 EOL 19 Aug 2016
Last update: 2017-08-01
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Satellite Payload

All known Instruments flying on FORMOSAT-2

Acronym Full name
ISUAL Imager of Sprites and Upper Atmospheric Lightning
RSI Remote Sensing Instrument
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