Satellite Kompsat-3 (Arirang 3, Korean Multipurpose Satellite-3) of Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI)

Name of Satellite, Alternate Names Kompsat-3 (Arirang 3, Korean Multipurpose Satellite-3)
Country of Operator/Owner South Korea
Operator/Owner Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI)
Users Government/Commercial
Purpose Earth Observation
Class of Orbit LEO
Type of Orbit Sun-Synchronous
Longitude of GEO (degrees) 0
Perigee (km) 679
Apogee (km) 696
Eccentricity 0.00120439249025859
Inclination (degrees) 98.2
Period (minutes) 98.5
Launch Mass (kg.) 980
Dry Mass (kg.)
Power (watts) 1300
Date of Launch 17-05-2012
Expected Lifetime 4 yrs.
Contractor Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI)/ EADS Astrium
Country of Contractor South Korea/France/UK/Germany
Launch Site Tanegashima Space Center
Launch Vehicle H2A
COSPAR Number 2012-025B
NORAD Number 38338
Comments Support Geographical Information Systems, environmental, agricultural and oceanographic monitoring. There may also be a miltary/strategic imaging role.


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