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)
Launch 28 July 2006 17 May 2012 25 March 2015 22 August 2013
Orbit Sun-synchronous at an altitude of 685 km Sun-synchronous at an altitude of 685 km Sun-synchronous at an altitude of 528 km Sun-synchronous at an altitude of 550 km
Instrument Optical SAR
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 Bands Blue, Green, Red, NIR Blue, Green, Red, NIR, PAN Blue, Green, Red, NIR
Product Resolution 1 m panchromatic, 4 m multispectral 50 cm panchromatic, 2 m multispectral 40 cm panchromatic, 1.6 m multispectral 3 imaging modes (High Resolution, Standard, Wide Swath): 85 cm – 20 m

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