ROCSAT-2 is a high-resolution earth observation satellite. The primary objective of the Taiwanese ROCSAT-2 is to observe and monitor the terrestrial and marine environment and natural resources throughout Taiwan, its remote islands, and surrounding ocean for civil applications. In addition, the ROCSAT 2 satellite also carries a 'Sprites Imager' scientific instrument to study the electrodynamical coupling between thunderclouds and the upper atmosphere by taking images of lightening discharges.
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