VHR X-band SAR Solution

KOMPSAT-5 was developed by KARI (Korea Aerospace Research Institute) for the continuation of satellite earth observation after KOMPSAT-1, -2 and -3.

Equipped with Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) payload, KOMPSAT-5 is able to provide "cloud-free" SAR images in all weather, required for the applications of Geographic Information System (GIS), Ocean Management, Land Management, Disaster Monitoring and Environment Monitoring.

ST Electronics (Satcom & Sensor Systems) is the authorised reseller of KOMPSAT-5 images in Singapore, Brunei and Indonesia.

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Satellite Manufacturer KARI (Korea Aerospace Research Institute)
Launch Date 22 August 2013
Frequency 9.66 GHz (X-Band)
NESZ ≤ -17 dB
Radiometric Accuracy ≤ 1 dB
Incidence Angles 20 ~ 45 (nominal, 304 km coverage)
45 ~ 55 (extended, additional 186 km coverage)
Orbit Information Type – Sun-synchronous, Dawn-dusk orbit
Altitude – 550 km
Inclination – 97.6
Local Time – 6 a.m. and 6 p.m.
Duty 2 minutes per orbit
Image Mode - Spotlight (HR)
- Strip (ST)
- ScanSAR (WS)


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