Kitsat (Korean Institute of Technology Satellite 3), renamed on orbit as Uribyol 3, was the first Korean satellite in true sense was launched by an Indian PSLV-G (2) rocket in May 1999.
The purpose of the mission was:
The satellite's bus system was designed and developed by the SaTReC. The KITSAT-3 payload, MEIS(Multi-spectral Earth Imaging System), attracted international attection by its outstanding performance(13.5 m resolution), which provides image quality comparable that of large satellites.
The payloads consisted of:
|Type / Application:||Technology|
|Contractors:||Satrec Initiative (SATRECI)|
|Power:||Solar cells, batteries|
|Orbit:||716 km × 737 km, 98.38°|
|Kitsat 3 (Uribyol 3)||1999-029A||26.05.1999||Sr FLP||PSLV-G (2)||with IRS P4, DLR-Tubsat|