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CEOS EO HANDBOOK – MISSION SUMMARY - FORMOSAT-2 -
Full Name FORMOSA Satellite No. 2 Status Currently being flown
Mission Agencies NSPO Launch Date 21 May 2004
Mission Links mission site EOL Date Dec 2016
EO Portal Info
Orbit Type Orbit Period 103 minutes
Orbit Sense Orbit Inclination 97.7 deg
Orbit Altitude 891 km Orbit Longitude
Orbit LST 10:00 Repeat Cycle 1 days
Objectives and Applications Providing 2 meter resolution of image in panchromatic band and 8 meter resolution in multispectral bands with swath of 24 km with daily revisit capability for and large ground coverage for applications including disaster investigation, environment monitoring, and vegetation evaluation.
Mission Measurements
CategoryParameterInstrument(s)
AtmosphereCloud type, amount and cloud top temperature PAN (FORMOSAT)
LandAlbedo and reflectance MS, PAN (FORMOSAT)
Vegetation MS, PAN (FORMOSAT)
Multi-purpose imagery (land) MS, PAN (FORMOSAT)
Mission Instruments
MS - Multispectral Imager
PAN (FORMOSAT) - Panchromatic Imager
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