FORMOSAT-2

 

FORMOSAT-2 is a high-resolution optical satellite able to revisit the same point on the globe every day in the same viewing conditions.
Its unique orbit and 2-metre resolution are well suited to change detection and rapid coverage of large areas.

Resolution

  • – Panchromatic – 2 m
  • – Multispectral (colors R, G, B, iR) – 8 meters
  • – Colour (merge) – 2 meter

Spectral bands

  • – Panchromatic(P) – 450 – 900 nm
  • – Blue (B0) – 450 – 520 nm
  • – Green (B1) – 520 – 600 nm
  • – Red (B2) – 630 – 690 nm
  • – Near infrared iR (B3) – 760 – 900 nm
  • – Sensor footprint – 24 x 24 km

Dynamic range at acquisition: 8 bits per pixelProcessing levels

  • – primary with no geometric corrections
  • – Ortho (automatic) below 10mCE90 – WGS 84 or UTM WGS 84 (other on request)

Altitude 891 kmLaunch periods: 21.05.2004Data format: JPEG 2000 or GeoTIFFRevisit: daily for the whole worldmore info and the website of Airbus Defence and Space

With its 24-km swath and daily revisits, the FORMOSAT-2 can cover large areas in a matter of weeks.


Satellite images



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