Segun el gobierno taiwanes, las generaciones satelitales ROCSAT se enfocan al monitoreo oceanico y ha afirmado que el ROCSAT-1
, que se encuentra en orbita de hace dos anos, esta considerado como el unico que puede analizar el area de oceanos entre los 35 grados de latitud norte y 35 grados de latitud sur.
is based on the TRW small spacecraft family, a series of modular satellites whose flexible design is readily tailored to mission-specific requirements.
ROCSAT-1 was shipped by freighter aircraft to Chaing Kai Shek International Airport and driven about 50 miles to the industrial city of Hsin-Chu, headquarters of the Republic's National Space Program Office (NSPO).
ROCSAT-1 is a modular, 400 kilogram (880 pounds), lightweight satellite that will be launched from a Lockheed Martin Launch Vehicle-1 into a low-Earth orbit to perform its experimental science mission.
The NSPO engineers have returned to Taiwan, where they are currently making preparations for the satellite-level integration and test of ROCSAT-1.
Hardware components for ROCSAT-1
are nearly complete.
Last April, TRW was selected to build ROCSAT-1
, the first spacecraft in the Republic of China's (ROC) new civilian space program.