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Kompsat 3/3А

KOMPSAT-3 and KOMPSAT-3A are a continuation of the Korean Multi-Purpose Satellite mission of Korean Earth observation satellites KOMPSAT. They are almost identical in their technical characteristics (KOMPSAT-3A spacecraft has a higher spatial resolution) and are designed to obtain digital images of the earth’s surface in panchromatic and multispectral modes.

Briefly about the main thing

KOMPSAT-2 and KOMPSAT-3 satellites are designed to obtain data from remote sensing of the Earth at ultra-high resolution. The data is disseminated by KOMPSAT (Korean Multi-Purpose Satellite).


Amount of satellites
Launch date
May 17, 2012 (KOMPSAT-3), March 25, 2015 (KOMPSAT-3A)
Lounching place
Tanegashima Cosmodrome (Japan) (KOMPSAT-3), Yasny launch base (Russia) (KOMPSAT-3A)
Spacecraft bus
H-2A (Japan) (KOMPSAT-3), "Dnipro" (Russia) (KOMPSAT-3A)
KARI (Korea Aerospace Research Institute; Republika Korei), EADS Astrium Satellites (Francja) (obecnie - Airbus Defence and Space)
1000 kg
Type of orbit
Sun synchronous
Orbit height
685 km - (KOMPSAT-3) та 528 km - (KOMPSAT-3А)
The inclination of the orbit
98,1 degrees
Estimated service life
4 years
Sensor bands, Panchromatic, nm
Sensor bands, Multispectral,nm
0,45-0,52 (blue), 0,52-0,60 (green), 0,63-0,69 (red), 0,76-0,90 (near-IR1)
Sensor resolution, Panchromatic (or GSD, ground sample distance; off-nadir is geometric mean)
0,7 (KOMPSAT-3) і 0,55 (KOMPSAT-3А)
Sensor resolution, Multispectral (or GSD, ground sample distance; off-nadir is geometric mean)
2,8 (KOMPSAT-3) і 2,2 (KOMPSAT-3А)
Dynamic range,bits per pixel
Swath width, km
16.8 km (KOMPSAT-3) і 12 km (KOMPSAT-3А)
Revisit frequency, days
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