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KOMPSAT 6 (Arirang 6)


KOMPSAT 6 (Korean Multi-purpose Satellite 6) or Arirang 6 is a planned Korean sub-meter class SAR Satellit.

The high-resolution imaging radar for South Korea’s Kompsat-6 Earth observation satellite will be built by LIG Nex1 Co. Ltd. of Korea and Airbus Defence and Space’s German arm. It provides a 0.5 m ground resolution.

The satellite was to be launched in 2020 (delayed to 2022= on a Russian Angara-1.2 rocket as a successor and replacement for the KOMPSAT 5 satellite. Due to sactions because of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, a launch on a Russian launch vehicle is unlikely.

Nation: South Korea
Type / Application: Earth observation, Radar
Operator: KARI
Contractors: Korea Aerospace Industries (bus); LIG Nex1 Co. Ltd., Airbus Defence and Space (payload)
Equipment: SAR
Propulsion: ?
Power: 2 deployable solar arrays, batteries
Lifetime: 5 years
Mass: 1750 kg
Orbit: 505 km
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
KOMPSAT 6 (Arirang 6) - 2022 Pl LC-35/1 Angara-1.2 ???

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