NASA Logo, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
NASA Space Science Data Coordinated Archive Header

Formosat 3D

NSSDCA/COSPAR ID: 2006-011D

Description

Formosat 3D is one of six Taiwanese-American satellites that were launched by a Minotaur rocket from Vandenberg AFB at 01:40 UT on 15 April 2006. After maneuvering their relative positions in the orbit, they will enable derivation of the atmospheric temperature and water vapor distribution by looking for the GPS radio signals arriving from the horizon. The occulted signals suffer refraction depending upon such atmospheric parameters. Such data over oceans will be especially useful in predicting cyclogenesis conditions.

Alternate Names

  • 29050
  • Formosat3D

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2006-04-15
Launch Vehicle: Minotaur 1
Launch Site: Vandenberg AFB, United States

Discipline

  • Earth Science

Additional Information

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

 
[USA.gov] NASA Logo - nasa.gov