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Kompsat 2

Also called Arirang 2


Designation 29268 / 06031A
Launch date 28 Jul 2006
Country of origin South Korea
Mission Remote sensing
Perigee/Apogee 685 km, sun-synchronous
Inclination 98.1°
Period 98.6 min
Launch vehicle Rokot #13

Operated by the Ministry of Science and Technology and the Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI)

In October 2006, quality problems are announced, the images would be distorted.

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Technical data


Prime contractor KARI + Astrium
Mass at launch 798 kg
Mass in orbit  
Solar array  
DC power  
Design lifetime 3 years

The advanced electro-optic payload is provided by El-Op (Israel). It features 1-m resolution at best and 4-m multi-spectral resolution (multi-spectral camera (MSC) jointly developed by a South Korean firm and Electro Optical Industries Ltd. of Israel).

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