KOMPSAT 1

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Satellite characteristics

Launch Date - End 20 december 1999 - 30 december 2017

Status Decommissioned

Orbit type Sun-synchronous circular polar 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 EOC (Electro-Optical Camera)
Sensor short description
Sensor type Imaging radiometer (Vis/IR)
Resolution class High (5 - 30 m)
Swath width (at nadir) 17 km
Max look angle 45°
Sensor name OSMI (Ocean Scanning Multispectral Imager)
Sensor short description
Sensor type Imaging radiometer (Vis/IR)
Resolution class Low (300 m - 1 km)
Swath width (at nadir) 800 km