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Satellite characteristics

Launch Date - End 28 July 2006 -

Status Operational

Orbit type Sun-synchronous circular orbit

Altitude 685

Orbit inclination 98.13

Equatorial crossing time 10:50:00

Orbit period 98.46

Satellite family: KOMPSAT (Korea Multi-Purpose Satellite)

The KOMPSAT program was initiated in 1995 as a major space investment in Korea. Its objective is the development of a national space segment in Earth observation along with an efficient infrastructure and ground segment to provide valuable services to remote sensing users in various fields of applications.

Sensor characteristics

Sensor name MSC (Multi-Spectral Camera)
Sensor short description
Sensor type Imaging radiometer (Vis/IR)
Resolution class Very High (1 - 5 m)
Spatial resolution 1
Swath width (at nadir) 15 km
Max look angle 56┬░