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NeonSat 1, ..., 11

NeonSat 1 [KAIST]

NeonSat (New-space Earth Observation Satellite) is a 10 satellite high-resolution optical earth observation constellation designed by KAIST (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology).

NeonSat was developed through a project to develop a constellation system of 11 ultra-small satellites with an investment of approximately 220 billion Won over 8 years from 2020. After developing one prototype to be launched first, the same design will be applied to the remaining 10 to be mass-produced.

The satellites have a launch mass of less than 100 kg and orbits in a low-Earth orbit at an altitude of 400 to 500 km. It has a ground resolution of up to 1 m above ground in black and white, and images up to 4 m in color.

NeonSat 1 is the prototype satellite, whch will be launched in 2024 on an Electron KS rocket.

If the prototype mission is successful, NeonSat 2 to 6 will be launched through the 6th launch of Nuri in 2026, and NeonSat 7 to 11 will head to space through the 7th launch of Nuri in 2027.

Nation: South Korea
Type / Application: Earth observation
Operator: KAIST
Contractors: KAIST
Equipment:
Configuration:
Propulsion:
Power: Deployable solar array, batteries
Lifetime:
Mass: < 100 kg
Orbit:
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
NeonSat 1 - 2024 OnS LC-1 Electron KS with ACS3
NeonSat 2 - 202x Na LP-2 Nuri (KSLV-2) with NeonSat 3, 4, 5, 6
NeonSat 3 - 202x Na LP-2 Nuri (KSLV-2) with NeonSat 2, 4, 5, 6
NeonSat 4 - 202x Na LP-2 Nuri (KSLV-2) with NeonSat 2, 3, 5, 6
NeonSat 5 - 202x Na LP-2 Nuri (KSLV-2) with NeonSat 2, 3, 4, 6
NeonSat 6 - 202x Na LP-2 Nuri (KSLV-2) with NeonSat 2, 3, 4, 5
NeonSat 7 - 202x Na LP-2 Nuri (KSLV-2) with NeonSat 8, 9, 10, 11
NeonSat 8 - 202x Na LP-2 Nuri (KSLV-2) with NeonSat 7, 9, 10, 11
NeonSat 9 - 202x Na LP-2 Nuri (KSLV-2) with NeonSat 7, 8, 10, 11
NeonSat 10 - 202x Na LP-2 Nuri (KSLV-2) with NeonSat 7, 8, 9, 11
NeonSat 11 - 202x Na LP-2 Nuri (KSLV-2) with NeonSat 7, 8, 9, 10

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