Developed by KARI (Korea Aerospace Research Institute) to continue the observation programme of the KOMPSAT-1 mission, the main objective of the KOMPSAT-2 is to provide a surveillance capability for large-scale disasters by acquiring high-resolution imagery for GIS (Geographic Information Systems) applications.

The KOMPSAT-2 system allows the acquisition of panchromatic images at a spatial resolution of 1 metre and multispectral images of 4 metres. With a near polar, sun-synchronous orbit, KOMPSAT-2 has been able to image more than 600 million km2 archive (more than 2,700,000 scenes). It also has a daily collection capability of 7,700,000 km2, providing higher availability and competitive pricing.

ST Electronics (Satcom & Sensor Systems) is the authorised reseller of KOMPSAT-2 images in Singapore, Brunei and Indonesia.

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Satellite Manufacturer KARI (Korea Aerospace Research Institute)
Launch Date 28 July 2006
Mission Life 3 Years (expected to be operational into 2014)
Orbit Information Type –Sun-synchronous orbit
Period – 98.46 mins
Inclination – 98.13 degrees
Altitude – 685km
Satellite Mass 800 kilograms
Satellite Data Storage 128 Gbit
(CCSDS Compliant)
320 Mbps
Attitude Determination
and Control
3-axis stabilised
Mission Control Multiple ground station support


Mean Revisit Time 3-5 Days
Image Resolution 1 metre Panchromatic (nadir)
4 metres Multispectral (nadir)

Spectral Bands PAN: 500 nm ~ 900 nm
MS1 (Green) : 520 nm ~ 600 nm
MS2 (Blue) : 450 nm ~ 520 nm
MS3 (NIR) : 760 nm ~ 900 nm
MS4 (Red) : 630 nm ~ 690 nm

Location Accuracy < 80m CE90 with POD / PAD
Dynamic Range 10 bits
Swath Width 15km (nadir)
CCD Line Rate 7100
Max Viewing Angle ± 30 degrees from LVLH (roll axis)
± 30 degrees (pitch axis)


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