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425 Project EO/IR Sat 1 (KORSAT 7)

425 Project EO/IR Sat (?) [KAI]

The South Korean 425 Project EO/IR Sats are the electro-optical / infra-red component of the 425 Project reconnaissance satellite project.

In 2022 the SpaceX Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5) was chosen as a launch vehicle. It is unclear, if dedicated or shared launches will be used.

Nation: South Korea
Type / Application: Reconnaissance, optical
Operator: South Korea’s Agency for Defence Development
Contractors: Korean Aerospace Industries (KAI)
Equipment: imager
Propulsion: ?
Power: 4 deployable fixed solar arrays (?), batteries
Orbit: 554 km × 569 km, 97.64°
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
425 Project EO/IR Sat 1 (KORSAT 7) 2023-185B 01.12.2023 Va SLC-4E Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5) with 425 Project EO/IR Sat 1, µHETsat, GNOMES 4, KOYOH, Bane, ION-SCV 015, ALISIO 1, LOGSATS, NanoFF A, B, Unicorn 2L, 2M, 2N, MDQube-SAT 2, SpIRIT, Lilium 1, EIRSAT 1, ENSO, Hayasat 1

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