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Orbital Sciences Corporation.

COSMIC-1/FORMOSAT-3 Mission Overview:


Full Name Constellation Observing System for Meteorology, Ionosphere and Climate-1
Mission Agencies NSPO NOAA UCAR
Status Currently being flown
Launch Date 14 Apr 2006
Orbit Type Inclined, non-sunsynchronous
Orbit Period 100 minutes
Orbit Sense Ascending
Orbit Inclination 72 deg

COSMIC-1/FORMOSAT-3 Mission Documentation: