Constellation challenges and contributions of Taiwan weather monitoring satellites

Chen Joe Fong, Nick Yen, Vicky Chu, Eddy Yang, Cheng Yung Huang, Shao Shing Chen, Yuei An Liou, Sien Chi

研究成果: 書貢獻/報告類型會議論文篇章同行評審

2 引文 斯高帕斯(Scopus)


National Space Organization (NSPO) of Taiwan in the past ten years has successfully launched three different types of satellites. The latest one is FORMOSAT-3/COSMIC, a joint Taiwan-US project, which was successfully launched on April 15, 2006. The FORMOSAT-3 is a constellation of 6 satellites and each satellite is equipped with GPS Occupation Receiver (GOX), Tri-Band Beacon (TBB), and Tiny Ionospheric Photometer (TIP). The constellation is on the way to its final orbit configuration. All satellites remain healthy except spacecraft flight model no. 2 (FM2) with a problem of power shortage and FM3 currently staying at an orbit of 711 km due to a mechanism issue to be solved. The current sounding profiles retrieved from the GPS occultation measurements are over an average of 1800 daily. The sounding profiles have been used to study atmospheric and ionospheric structures and total electron content, and assimilated into numerical atmospheric and space weather predictions models to improve the accuracy of prediction. Taiwan has taken an active role and grown remarkably well in remote sensing researches during the last decade. Taiwan will continue to share her resources with the international community for scientific research and applications. In this paper, we will present an overview of significant contributions of the FORMOSAT-3/COSMIC satellite mission to the global community. We will also describe the constellation challenges and novel operations solutions and the future follow-on mission planning.

主出版物標題2008 IEEE Aerospace Conference, AC
出版狀態已出版 - 2008
事件2008 IEEE Aerospace Conference, AC - Big Sky, MT, United States
持續時間: 1 3月 20088 3月 2008


名字IEEE Aerospace Conference Proceedings


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國家/地區United States
城市Big Sky, MT


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