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KOMPSAT 1 (Arirang 1)


The KOMPSAT 1 (Korean Multi-purpose Satellite 1) or Arirang 1 (아리랑 1) Earth observation satellite was developed jointly by KARI and TRW. The payload is consisted of three instruments:

  • Electro-Optical Camera (EOC),
  • Ocean Scanning Multispectral Imager (OSMI),
  • Space Physics Sensor (SPS)

On 31 January 2008 the Korean Aerospace Research Industry (KARI) decided to formally terminate the eight-year KOMPSAT-1 mission, since controllers had lost contact with the satellite.   

Nation: South Korea
Type / Application: Earth observation
Operator: KARI
Contractors: KARI, TRW (Bus)
Equipment: EOC, OSMI, SPS
Configuration: T200B
Propulsion: ?
Power: 2 deployable solar arrays, batteries
Mass: 469 kg
Orbit: 694 km × 729 km, 98.28
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
KOMPSAT Prototype - not launched
KOMPSAT 1 (Arirang 1) 1999-070A 21.12.1999 Va 576E Taurus-2110 with ACRIMSat, Celestis 04

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