Satellite COMS-1 (Communication, Ocean and Meteorological Satellite; Cheollian) of Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI)

Name of Satellite, Alternate Names COMS-1 (Communication, Ocean and Meteorological Satellite; Cheollian)
Country of Operator/Owner South Korea
Operator/Owner Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI)
Users Government
Purpose Earth Observation/Meteorology/Communications
Class of Orbit GEO
Type of Orbit
Longitude of GEO (degrees) 128
Perigee (km) 35783
Apogee (km) 35791
Eccentricity 9.48834120074958E-05
Inclination (degrees) 0.01
Period (minutes) 1436.1
Launch Mass (kg.) 2460
Dry Mass (kg.)
Power (watts)
Date of Launch 26-06-2010
Expected Lifetime
Contractor EADS Astrium/Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI)
Country of Contractor South Korea
Launch Site Guiana Space Center
Launch Vehicle Ariane 5 ECA
COSPAR Number 2010-032A
NORAD Number 36744
Comments Multi-mission satellite with three payloads: one for meteorology, one for ocena observation and one for communications.


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