BackForward Satellite: FORMOSAT-5 

Satellite details
Acronym FORMOSAT-5
Full name FORMOSAT-5
WIGOS Station Identifier ---
Satellite Description
  • 3rd flight unit of the FORMOSAT programme.
  • Main mission: high-resolution land observation.
  • Significant contribution to Space weather.
Mass at launch 525 kg Dry mass
Power 280 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 720 km
ECT 10:00 desc


Space agency NSPOUCAR
Status Operational
Details on Status
(as available)
Launch 24 Aug 2017 EOL ≥2024
Last update: 2023-12-21
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Satellite Payload

All known Instruments flying on FORMOSAT-5

Acronym Full name
RSI Remote Sensing Instrument
AIP Advanced Ionospheric Probe
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