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FORMOSAT 8

FORMOSAT 8 [NSPO]

FORMOSAT 8 is a planned earth observation satellite under development by Taiwan' NSPO.

The satellite is planned to work in conjunction with FORMOSAT 5. It will feature an improved version of the FORMOSAT-5 optical instrument. FORMOSAT-8 operates in the adjacent ground track of FORMOSAT-5 to constitute the daily revisit and global coverage.

Nation: Taiwan (Republic of China)
Type / Application: Earth observing
Operator: NSPO
Contractors:
Equipment:
Configuration:
Propulsion:
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Lifetime: 5 years
Mass:
Orbit: 720 km SSO ?
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
FORMOSAT 8 -

References:

  • NSPO website