FORMOSAT-5 launched

FORMOSAT-5 successfully launched and contacted with ground station

FORMOSAT-5 was successfully launched on August 24, 2017 at 20:51 CEST from Vandenberg Air Force Base onboard a SPACE-X Falcon 9 rocket.

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First contact with the ground station in Svalbard was made at 22:11 CEST.

STT has supplied the redundant S-Band Communication System (TMTC) consisting of Transmitters, Receivers, Diplexers.

FORMOSAT-5 with its remote sensing payload has been designed and build by NSPO, Taiwan. It will operate in a sun synchronous orbit at 720 km altitude.