BackForward Satellite: COSMIC-2 

Satellite details
Acronym COSMIC-2
Full name Constellation Observing System for Meteorology, Ionosphere & Climate - 2a
WIGOS Station Identifier ---
Satellite Description
  • 2nd┬áconstellation of the COSMIC programme, also called FormoSat-7.
  • Cluster of 6 satellite spread along different drifting orbits.
  • Main mission: temperature/humidity sounding.
  • Substantial contribution to Space weather.
Mass at launch Dry mass
Data access link no link provided
Data access information
  • Data available by Internet from CDAAC and TACC.
  • Also input to GTS by NOAA after reception from CDAAC
Orbit Drifting orbit Altitude 520 km
Inclination 24 °


Status Operational
Details on Status
(as available)
Launch 25 Jun 2019 EOL ≥2026
Last update: 2024-05-02
Associated satellite programme and related satellites

Note: red tag: no longer operational , green tag: operational , blue tag : future

Satellite Payload

All known Instruments flying on COSMIC-2

Acronym Full name
TGRS TriG (Tri-GNSS) GNSS Radio Occultation System
VIDI Velocity, Ion Density and Irregularities
RFB Radio Frequency Beacon
Show instrument status and calibration
Satellite frequencies for Earth Observation, data transfer and platform communications and control
Frequencies for satellite management
Service Direction Frequency (MHz) Emission designator Bandwidth (kHz) Polarisation D/A Data rate (kbps) or Baseband (kHz) Comments
Command E-S 2093.1 MHz 64K0G1D 64 kHz RHCP D 32  kbps Commands
Earth observation MW frequencies
Service Sensing mode Frequency (GHz) Bandwidth (MHz) Polarisation Comments
GPS S-S 2 GHz - 1.5755 GHz 0 MHz Signal received from GNSS satellites
GPS S-S 1 GHz - 1.2276 GHz 0 MHz Signal received from GNSS satellites
Frequencies for scientific data acquisition and communication services at ground stations
Service Direction Frequency (MHz) Bandwidth (kHz) Polarisation D/A Data rate (kbps) or Baseband (kHz) Comments
TM & Raw Data S-E 2264 MHz 4000 kHz RHCP D 2048  kbps Telemetry, sensor data
TM & Raw Data S-E 2264 MHz 64 kHz RHCP D 36.48  kbps Telemetry, sensor data