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2017.08.25

FORMOSAT-5 Successfully Contacted with Ground Station

FORMOSAT-5 was launched on August 25, 2017 at 2:51 a.m. Taiwan time from Vandenberg Air Force base by Falcon 9 rocket. The satellite was injected into mission orbit successfully.


Later on, NSPO received the state vector transmitted from SpaceX and used it to propagate for FORMOSAT-5's orbit. The orbit data was sent to Svalbard station to prepare for the pass. At 4:11 a.m. Taiwan Time, the ground antenna of Svalbard station received the signal from FORMOSAT-5 as expected. The success of the first contact marks a milestone of FORMOSAT-5.

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