BackForward Satellite: TacSat-2 

Satellite details
Acronym TacSat-2
Full name Tactical Satellite - 2
WIGOS Station Identifier ---
Satellite Description
  • 2nd flight unit (actually the first, since TacSat-1 was cancelled) of the TacSat programme.  Also known as "Roadrunner".
  • Main mission: space technology development.
  • Significant contribution to atmospheric profiling and Space weather (by radio occultation).
Mass at launch 367 kg Dry mass
Power 452 W
Data access link no link provided
Data access information
  • Data available from DoD through NOAA.
Orbit Drifting orbit Altitude 418 km
Inclination 40 °


Space agency DoD
Status Inactive
Details on Status
(as available)
Launch 12 Dec 2006 EOL 21 Dec 2007
Last update: 2015-07-29
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Satellite Payload

All known Instruments flying on TacSat-2

Acronym Full name
IGOR Integrated GPS Occultation Receiver
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