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KompSat-2 (Arirang-2) satellite was developed by engineers of the Korea aerospace Research Institute (KARI). Launch of the spacecraft into a sun-synchronous orbit with a height of 685 km with an inclination of 98.13° was carried out on July 28, 2006 from the Russian cosmodrome Plesetsk by carrier rocket "Rokot".

Sydney Olympic Park - Australia - KOMPSAT-2 - 4 m MS (c) KARI
Sydney Olympic Park - Australia - KOMPSAT-2 - 4 m MS (c) KARI
Mount Paektu - North Korea - KOMPSAT-2 - 4 m color (c) KARI
Mount Paektu - North Korea - KOMPSAT-2 - 4 m color (c) KARI
San Francisco international airport - KOMPSAT-2 - 1 m B&W (c) KARI
San Francisco international airport - KOMPSAT-2 - 1 m B&W (c) KARI

KompSat-2 spacecraft consists of a payload-a multispectral camera and a satellite platform that takes it into space. The height of The KompSat-2 spacecraft is about 2.6 m with a diameter of 2.0 m in the withdrawal configuration. With the deployed solar panels and x-band antennas, the height and length are respectively about 2.8 and 6.9 m. the weight of the KompSat-2 spacecraft in the refueled state is about 800 kg.

Technical characteristics of the spacecraft KompSat-2

Name of the spacecraft KompSat-2
Country South Korea
Developer KARI, Astrium
Operator KARI
Launch vehicle Rokot-KM
Launch date 28.07.2006
  height, km
  inclination, degree
  circulation period, min
  time at the equator, hour
Sunny-synchronous morning
  Surveying equipment
  Angles of deflection, deg

Period of active existence, years 5
Follow-up period, day 3
Power, W 955
The size of KA, m×m 2.6×2.0
The mass of SPACECRAFT, kg 800

Kompsat-2 is designed to produce digital images of the earth's surface with a spatial resolution of 1 m in panchromatic mode and 4 m in multispectral mode. A distinctive feature of KOMPSAT-2 is a long continuous shooting time of up to 120,000 sq km (533 scenes) on a single turn. The satellite is also equipped with an onboard recording device capable of recording up to 15,000 sq km of survey.

Technical characteristics of onboard survey equipment

Name of shooting equipment MSC
Spectral ranges, microns Panchromatic (0.50-0.90)
Blue (0.45-0.52)
Green (0.52-0.60)
Red (0.63-0.69)
NIR (0.76-0.90)
Number of PAN elements, microns 15000
The number of elements of MS, microns 3750
Dynamic range, bit 10
Terrain resolution
PAN, m
MS, м
Swath width, km 15
Memory capacity, Gbit 64 и 96
Data transfer rate, Mbit / sec 320

Main cases of using data obtained from KompSat-2 spacecraft:

  • creating and updating topographic maps and plans up to 1: 10,000 scale;
  • creation of digital elevation models (DEM) of high accuracy;
  • engineering surveys for the construction of infrastructure transportation and production of oil and gas;
  • implementation of forest management works, inventory and assessment of forests;
  • inventory of agricultural land, creation of land use plans;
  • creation of city plans and schemes of territorial planning of municipal districts;
  • inventory and monitoring of transport, energy and information communications;
  • observations of natural disasters;
  • control over the use of natural resources;
  • conducting research in various fields.

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