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Formosat-2

Taurus 3210

Orbital Sciences Corporation

Launch Status
Success

Mission

Formosat-2

Type: Earth Science

ROCSAT 2 (Republic of China Satellite 2) is the second high-resolution Earth observation satellite for the Taiwanese National Space Program Office (NSPO) whose mission is regional remote sensing – to collect data to be used for natural disaster evaluation, agricultural applications, urban planning strategy, environmental monitoring, and ocean surveillance. In addition, the satellite’s payload will include an auroral observation instrument.

Location

Space Launch Complex 576E

Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA

710 rockets have launched from Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA.

Space Launch Complex 576E, Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA

Rocket

Taurus 3210 – Orbital Sciences Corporation

  • Family: Taurus
  • Length: 31.6 m
  • Diameter: 2.35 m
  • Launch Mass: 73 T

The Taurus 3210 was manufactured by Orbital Sciences Corporation with the first launch on 2004-05-20. Taurus 3210 has 1 successful launches and 0 failed launches with a total of 1 launches. American all-solid orbital launch vehicle based on a Pegasus and Peacekeeper rocket.It has been designed as a quick reaction launch vehicle, which can be launched from minimaly prepared places in a matter of a few days.

Agency

Orbital Sciences Corporation – OSC

  • Type: Commercial
  • Abbreviation: OSC
  • Country: USA
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