FORMOSAT-2 Panchromatic and Multispectral imageryEntry ID: FORMOSAT-2
Abstract: FORMOSAT-2 is an NSPO (National Space Program Office) of Taiwan Earth imaging satellite with the objective to collect high-resolution panchromatic (2 m) and multispectral (8 m) imagery for a great variety of applications such as in land use, agriculture and forestry, environmental monitoring, natural disaster evaluation, and in support of research interests, in particular with the ISUAL (Imager of ... Sprites and Upper Atmospheric Lightning) instrument. Daily image coverage of Taiwan and the surrounding region is required.
Besides providing imagery for the domestic needs of Taiwan, the spacecraft is frequently being used to deliver high-resolution imagery for event monitoring (coverage of the Tsunami in Asia on 26 December 2004 and thereafter, coverage of Hurricane Katarina in August 2005, coverage of Typhoons on the Pacific, coverage of earthquake regions, etc.). The spacecraft is operating nominally as of 2006.
Operators: NSPO (National Space Program Office) of Taiwan
Date of Launch: 20 May 2004
Status: Operational as from June 2004
Orbit Height: 888 km
Orbit Type: Sun-synchronous
Resolution: 2 m for PAN (Panchromatic band), 8 m for MS (Multispectral bands) imagery
Swath Width: 24 km
FORMOSAT-2 products are available in 3 preprocessing levels:
Radiometric corrections to remove distortions due to variations in sensitivity of elementary detectors in the imaging sensor.
Radiometric corrections identical to Level 1A. Geometric corrections to frame the image in a given map projection (default projection is UTM WGS 84).
Radiometric corrections identical to Level 1A. Geometric corrections to frame the image in a map projection specified by the user and to remove relief distortions (map and/or control points and digital elevation model supplied by user).
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Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: NSPO (National Space Program Office) of Taiwan
Dataset Title: FORMOSAT-2 Panchromatic and Multispectral imagery
Dataset Release Date: June 2004
Dataset Publisher: SpotImageryOnline Resource: http://www.intelligence-airbusds.com/
Start Date: 2004-06-01
Latitude Resolution: 8 m
Longitude Resolution: 8 m
Horizontal Resolution Range: 1 meter - < 30 meters
Data Set Progress
Fees: 2500-4600 euros
Extended Metadata Properties
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2011-07-13
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-23