The Apollo Mapping team is pleased to announce that we have added another high-resolution satellite to our product selection, KOMPSAT-3, and sales of this data will start immediately!
If you are not familiar with KOMPSAT-3, here is a summary of the key satellite specifications:
- Launch Date: May 17, 2012, 16:39 UTC
- Spectral Bands:
- 4-band multispectral (blue, green, red and NIR)
- Sensor Resolution:
- At nadir – 70-cm panchromatic & 2.8-m multispectral
- 20° off-nadir – 82-cm panchromatic & 3.28-m multispectral
- 30° off-nadir – 1.02-m panchromatic & 4.08-m multispectral
- 45° off-nadir – 2.11-m panchromatic & 8.44-m multispectral
- Dynamic Range: 14-bits
- Revisit Frequency: (at 40°N)
- 1.4 days (< 45° off-nadir)
- 4.1 days (< 20° off-nadir)
- Mean Local Crossing Time: 13:30 local time (approximate; across lit side of Earth)
- Footprint Width: 16 km (at nadir)
- Maximum Collection Geometry:
- Mono, strip mode – 16 km x 4,000 km (1 strip wide)
- Mono, wide area mode – 48 km x 100 km (3 strips wide)
- Stereo, single pass mode – 16 km x 200 km (2 pairs wide)
- Daily Collection Capacity: 300,000 sq km
- Georeferenced Horizontal Accuracy: 48.5-m CE90 (global average, dependent on terrain)
Having worked with sample images for the past several weeks, we are extremely impressed with the crispness of KOMPSAT-3 data and its color reproduction. We feel that KOMPSAT-3 separates itself from other high-resolution satellites in two key ways:
(1) 14-bit depth which is important for spectral analysis. With 14-bit depth data, KOMPSAT-3 has a maximum digital number (or pixel value) range of 16,384 units. Compared with the maximum digital number range of 4,096 for Pléiades 1 and then 2,048 for the other high-resolution satellites in orbit now, this is a significant advantage for you remote-sensing academic and professionals out there.
(2) A 1:30 PM local collection time. All other high-resolution satellites collect imagery during the mid-morning, so an afternoon collection time can be an advantage in persistently cloudy areas like tropical islands. This is also an advantage for vegetation analysis as chlorophyll concentrations change though out the day; so coupling KOMPSAT-3 with imagery collected during the morning, can give researchers a more complete picture of plant health.
If you are interested in pricing, coverage and/or have any additional questions about KOMPSAT-3 data, please contact the Apollo Mapping sales team at firstname.lastname@example.org or (303) 993-3863.