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Rocsat 2



Rocsat 2 is a Taiwanese (ROC) remote sensing satellite that was launched from Vandenberg AFB by a Taurus XL rocket at 17:47 UT on 19 May 2004. The 750 kg satellite carries imaging instruments to take pictures of crop yields in Taiwan, natural disasters, and oil spills on land and ocean, and to image high altitude red lightning strokes called sprites.

Alternate Names

  • 28254
  • Formosat-2
  • Rocsat2

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2004-05-19
Launch Vehicle: Taurus XL
Launch Site: Vandenberg AFB, United States

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (Taiwan)


  • Earth Science

Additional Information

Questions and comments about this spacecraft can be directed to: Coordinated Request and User Support Office

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