BackForward Satellite: KOMPSAT-1 

Satellite details
Acronym KOMPSAT-1
Full name Korea Multi-Purpose Satellite - 1
Satellite Description
  • 1st flight unit of the KOMPSAT programme.
  • Main mission: land and coastal water observation.
  • Substantial contribution to disaster monitoring.
  • Significant contribution to Space weather.
Mass at launch 510 kg Dry mass 503 kg
Power 630 W
Data access link no link provided
Data access information
  • Real-time data available at appointed ground stations.
  • Off-line data distributed by KRPS.
Orbit Sunsynchronous orbit Altitude 685 km
ECT 10:50 asc


Space agency KARI
Status Inactive
Details on Status
(as available)
  • SPS failed in 2001.
Launch 20 Dec 1999 EOL 31 Jan 2008
Last update: 2015-07-28
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Satellite Payload

All known Instruments flying on KOMPSAT-1

Acronym Full name
EOC Electro-Optical Camera
OSMI Ocean Scanning Multispectral Imager
SPS/HEPD Space Physics Sensor - High Energy Particle Detector
SPS/IMS Space Physics Sensor / Ionosphere Measurement Sensor
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