Thursday, April 10, 2008

FORMOSAT-2 Satellite Sensor Specifications

Resolution 2m panchromatic
8m multispectral
Launch Date May 21, 2004 (Taiwan time)
Weight Approximately 760 Kilograms
Size and Shape Hexagonal, height 2.4 meters, outer radius approximately 1.6 meters (with solar panels folded)
Orbit Sun-synchronous orbit at altitude of 891 kilometers, passes through Taiwan twice daily
Orbit Period Approximately 103 minutes
Resolution 2 meters for black/white images
8 meters for color images
Image Swatch 24km Limb view angle 45°, capable of capturing 3-D images
Mission Life 5 years

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