KOMPSat 3 [KARI]
KOMPSat 3 (Korean Multi-purpose Satellite 3) is a lightweight Earth observation satellite developed by the Korea Aerospace Research Institute KARI. It will be similar to the KOMPSat 2 spacecraft and is scheduled to be launched in 2010. The optical component is being developed by Astrium.
It will operate at an altitude of 685 km in a sun-synchronous orbit for 4 years and monitor the Korean peninsula using a payload capable of submeter class resolution. The mission objectives of the KOMPSAT-3 are to provide continuous satellite Earth observation after KOMPSat 1 and KOMPSat 2 and to meet the nation's needs for high-resolution EO (Electro-Optical) images required for GIS (Geographical Information Systems) and other environmental, agricultural and oceanographic monitoring applications.
KOMPSat 3A with additional infra-red capability will be launched in 2013.
|Type / Application:||Earth Observing|
|Power:||3 deployable fixed solar arrays, batteries|
|Orbit:||685 km × 685 km SSO|
|KOMPSat 3 (Arirang 3)||17.05.2012||Ta YLP-1||H-2A-202||with GCOM-W, SDS 4, Horyu 2|
|KOMPSat 3A (Arirang 3A)||2013||Do||Dnepr|