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CEOS EO HANDBOOK – MISSION SUMMARY - COSMIC-1 FM4 -
Full Name COSMIC-1 FM4
aka FORMOSAT-3 FM4
Status Currently being flown
Mission Agencies NOAA, NSPO, UCAR Launch Date 14 Apr 2006
Mission Links mission site EOL Date Dec 2018
EO Portal Info
Orbit Type Inclined, non-sun-synchronous Orbit Period 100 minutes
Orbit Sense Ascending Orbit Inclination 72 deg
Orbit Altitude 800 km Orbit Longitude
Orbit LST Repeat Cycle
Objectives and Applications Meteorology, ionosphere and climate. The FM-4 satellite is currently in a severely degraded state.
Mission Measurements
CategoryParameterInstrument(s)
AtmosphereAtmospheric Humidity Fields GOX
Atmospheric Temperature Fields GOX
Mission Instruments
GOX - Global Positioning Satellite Occultation Experiment (GOX)
TIP - Tiny Ionospheric Photometer
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