Photos: FormoSat-5 Ships Off for Launch

Taiwan’s FormoSat-5 Earth Observation Satellite departs the National Space Organization’s facilities en-route to California to undergo final preparations for liftoff atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. The 475-Kilogram satellite carries two instruments – a Remote Sensing Instrument capturing multi-band imagery of Earth at a resolution of up to two meters and an Advanced Ionospheric Probe to take a census of Earth’s particle environment.

All Photos: National Space Organization