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FORMOSAT-2 Features

  1. Weight: Approximately 760 Kilograms (including payload and fuel)
  2. Shape: Hexagonal cylinder with height of 2.4 meters and diameters of 1.6 meters (solar panels folded)
  3. Orbit: Sun-synchronous orbit at 891 kilometers. Passes over Taiwan twice daily
  4. Payload: remote sensing payload, ISUAL
  5. Ground Resolution (near-vertical observation): PAN (black/white) 2 meters, MS (color) 8 meters
  6. Image width (near vertical observation): 24 kilometers
  7. Satellite moving range: front/back ± 45 ° ; side ± 45 °
  8. Image duty cycle: 8 min/orbit
  9. Design life: 5 years
  10. Launch date: May 21, 2004 (Taiwan time)