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Mission Objectives:

The main mission objectives of KOMPSAT-5 are to provide the following applications (GOLDEN mission):

  • Geographic Information System (GIS)
  • Ocean Management
  • Land Management
  • Disaster Monitoring
  • ENvironment Monitoring

The KOMPSAT-5 satellite will be delivered to low Earth orbit for all-weather day/night monitoring of the Korean peninsula.

The primary mission of the KOMPSAT-5 system is to provide high resolution mode SAR images of 1 meter resolution, standard mode SAR images of 3 meter resolution and wide swath mode SAR images of 20 meter resolution with viewing conditions of the incidence angle of 45 degrees using the COSI (COrea SAR Instrument) payload, for meeting GOLDEN mission objectives.

The secondary mission of KOMPSAT-5 is to generate the atmospheric sounding profile and support radio occultation science using AOPOD (atmospheric occultation and precision orbit determination) secondary payload which is composed of a dual frequency GPS receiver and a laser retroreflector array (LRRA).

Mission Instrumentation:

KOMPSAT-5 will have the following instrumentation onboard:

  • Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR)
  • GPS
  • Retroreflector Array
Mission Parameters:
Satellite: KOMPSAT-5
Sponsor: Korea Aerospace Research Institute
Expected Life: 5 years
Primary Applications: Earth sensing
Primary SLR Applications: Precision orbit determination
COSPAR ID: 1304201
SIC Code: 3803
Satellite Catalog (NORAD) Number: 39227
Launch Date: Aug. 23, 2013
NP Bin Size: TBD
RRA Diameter: 5 cm
RRA Shape: Rectangular
Reflectors: 4 corner cubes
Inclination: 97.6 degrees
Eccentricity: 0
Altitude: 550 km

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