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Detailed information about ROCSAT 1 satellite

Designator id: 1999-002A

Description of ROCSAT 1 Satellite:

ROCSAT-1 is Taiwan's first experimental scientific satellite. It was launched from Cape Canaveral on January 27, 1999 by an Athena 1 into a circular orbit at 600 km altitude and 35 degree orbit inclination. The nodal precession makes the spacecraft drift around the Earth every 52 days. The payload included three instruments: the Ocean Color Imager (OCI), the Experimental Communication Payload (ECP) and the Ionospheric Plasma and Electrodynamics Instrument (IPEI). The ROCSAT-1 mission officially ended on June 16, 2004. The OCI homepage is at

and the IPEI homepage at

Technical data:

Launch Date: 1999-01-27
Launch Vehicle: Athena 1
Launch Site: Cape Canaveral, United States
Mass: 401.0 kg
Nominal Power: 450.0 W
Funding Agencies:

National Central University, Taiwan (Taiwan)


Earth Science
Space Physics

Source: Nasa

Two Line Element Set (TLE):
1 25616U 99002A   12338.61333141  .00002522  00000-0  16858-3 0  7832
2 25616 034.9674 031.0734 0041769 035.2770 325.0693 15.05934706757810

Last TLE update on :2012-12-04

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