KOMPSAT

The KOMPSAT (Korean Multi-Purpose Satellite) programme is a part of Korean government’s space development programme, which aims at providing very high resolution satellite imagery. Korean Aerospace Research Institute (KARI) is in charge of KOMPSAT operations.

The spacecrafts design for KOMPSAT-2, -3 and -3A is based on an agile platform for fast and precise off-nadir imaging (up to 30º) and single-pass stereo-pair acquisitions.

Mission Details

KOMPSAT-2 (Arirang-2)KOMPSAT-3 (Arirang-3)KOMPSAT-3A (Arirang-3A)KOMPSAT-5 (Arirang-5)
Launch28 July 200617 May 201225 March 201522 August 2013
OrbitSun-synchronous at an altitude of 685 kmSun-synchronous at an altitude of 685 kmSun-synchronous at an altitude of 528 kmSun-synchronous at an altitude of 550 km
InstrumentOpticalSAR
MSC (Cámara Multi-Espectral)AEISS (Sistema Sensor Avanzado de Imágenes de la Tierra)AEISS-A (Sistema A Sensor Avanzado de Imágenes de la Tierra), IIS (Sistema de Imágenes Infrarrojas)COSI (Instrumento SAR Corea)
Spectral BandsBlue, Green, Red, NIRBlue, Green, Red, NIR, PANBlue, Green, Red, NIR
Product Resolution1 m panchromatic, 4 m multispectral50 cm panchromatic, 2 m multispectral40 cm panchromatic, 1.6 m multispectral3 imaging modes (High Resolution, Standard, Wide Swath): 85 cm – 20 m

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