FORMOSAT-2 (Chinese: 福爾摩沙衛星二號, formerly known as ROCSAT-2) is an Earth observation satellite operated by the National Space Organization (NSPO) of the Republic of China (Taiwan). It is a high-resolution photographic surveillance satellite with a daily revisit capability. Images are commercially available from Astrium (formerly Spot Image).
FORMOSAT-2 was launched 2004-05-19 from Vandenberg Air Force Base aboard a Taurus XL rocket. It had been delivered to the United States in December 2003, and had a scheduled launch date of 2004-01-17. The launch was continually delayed until May 2004.
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