GEO-KOMPSAT 2A [KARI]
GEO-KOMPSAT 2A is a South Korean geostationary meteorological satellite developed by KARI. It is one component of the two satellite GEO-KOMPSAT 2 program.
The GEO-KOMPSAT-2 program is to develop two geostationary orbit satellites, the meteorological GEO-KOMPSAT-2A (GK2A) and the ocean monitoring GEO-KOMPSAT-2B (GK2B) sharing the same satellite bus. The lifetime of both satellites will be no less than 10 years.
GEO-KOMPSAT-2A (GK2A) is for the meteorological mission and the space weather monitoring mission, so it is equipped with AMI (Advanced Meteorological Imager) and KSEM (Korean Space Environment Monitor) payloads. GEO-KOMPSAT-2A is planned for launch in 2018. The satellite will be stationed at 128.2° East.
|Type / Application:||Meteorology|
|Power:||Deployable solar array, batteries|
|GEO-KOMPSAT 2A (GK 2A, Cheollian 2A)||-||2018||Ko ELA-3||Ariane-5ECA||with GSat 11|