Satellite Kompsat-2 (Arirang 2, Korean planned Multipurpose Satellite-2) of Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI)

Name of Satellite, Alternate Names Kompsat-2 (Arirang 2, Korean planned Multipurpose Satellite-2)
Country of Operator/Owner South Korea
Operator/Owner Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI)
Users Government/Commercial
Purpose Earth Observation/Technology Development
Class of Orbit LEO
Type of Orbit Sun-Synchronous
Longitude of GEO (degrees) 0
Perigee (km) 676
Apogee (km) 698
Eccentricity 0.00155873600680176
Inclination (degrees) 98.2
Period (minutes) 98.5
Launch Mass (kg.) 800
Dry Mass (kg.)
Power (watts) 955
Date of Launch 28-07-2006
Expected Lifetime 3 yrs.
Contractor Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI)/ EADS Astrium
Country of Contractor South Korea/France/UK/Germany
Launch Site Plesetsk Cosmodrome
Launch Vehicle Rokot
COSPAR Number 2006-031A
NORAD Number 29268
Comments High-resolution, multispectral images of Earth´s surface.


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