COSMIC-F (Formosat-3F, Constellation Observing System for Meteorology, Ionosphere and Climate): Know Everything About COSMIC-F

Name Description
Name of Satellite, Alternate Names COSMIC-F (Formosat-3F, Constellation Observing System for Meteorology, Ionosphere and Climate)
Current Official Name of Satellite COSMIC-F
Country/Org of UN Registry NR
Country of Operator/Owner Taiwan
Operator/Owner National Space Program Office (NSPO)/University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) Boulder, CO
Users Government/Civil
Purpose Earth Observation
Detailed Purpose Meteorology
Class of Orbit LEO
Longitude of GEO (degrees) 0
Perigee (km) 772
Apogee (km) 828
Eccentricity 3.91E-03
Inclination (degrees) 72
Period (minutes) 100.9
Launch Mass (kg.) 70
Dry Mass (kg.)
Power (watts) 46
Date of Launch 15-04-2006
Expected Lifetime (yrs.) 2
Contractor Orbital Sciences Corp.
Country of Contractor USA
Launch Site Vandenberg AFB
Launch Vehicle Minotaur-1
COSPAR Number 2006-011F
NORAD Number 29052
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