Following the launch of Tesla’s first mission and the launch of the Arabsat-6A’s second mission, Falcon Heavy’s third mission is also on the horizon. This one is a little different from the first two missions, paid and led by the U.S. Air Force — a vetted process before the U.S. Air Force can accept the use of Falcon Heavy to launch important government satellites, so there’s this “STP-2” mission. Although all the processes are similar to national missions, the satellites launched are relatively irrelevant experimental satellites, so that in case something goes wrong the government doesnot lose much. Of all the small satellites launched, the most notable taiwanese are the Formosa Satellite 7 (FORMOSAT-7), also known as THE COSMIC-2. This is a satellite of cooperation between Taiwan and the United States, followed by the foreday Forta-3 / COSMIC, launched in 2006, and will consist of six microsatellites about 1 meter long, wide and 1 meter high, each weighing 300 kg. Fuwei VII, like Fuwei III’s mission, uses measurements of GPS signals to calculate the amount of water and gas in the atmosphere, and has specialized instruments to monitor the ionospheric dynamics. Fuwei 7 will be able to provide 3 to 4 times more measurement data than Fuwei III, which is expected to provide a more accurate reference for the prediction model.
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