GEO-KOMPSAT-2A (GK-2A), a South Korean geostationary meteorological satellite, was successfully launched from the European Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, on the evening of Tuesday the 4th of December 2018.
Covering the Asia-Pacific region, GK-2A is designed to conduct meteorological and space weather monitoring missions.
The AMI (Advanced Meteorological Imager), the payload for the meteorological mission of GK-2A, is comparable to those of the AHI (Advanced Himawari Imager) and ABI (Advanced Baseline Imager) onboard Himawari-8/9 and GOES-16/17, respectively.
GK-2A is also equipped with KSEM (Korean Space Weather Monitoring) instrument package, which will be used to monitor the near-Earth space weather conditions that affect a number of human activities.
You can watch this successful launch below.