With 1-m KOMPSAT-2, South Korea continued and improved upon the mission began by KOMPSAT-1.

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KOMPSAT-2 Satellite Imagery Samples

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The KOMPSAT-2 Advantage

Historical Archive
Kompsat-2 offers a robust archive dating back to 2006, a time period when few satellites collected high-resolution imagery.

Continuous Coverage
KOMPSAT-2 is a bridge of continuous optical imagery collection between KOMPSAT-1 and KOMPSAT-3, providing an archive that goes back to 2000 between the three Korean satellites.

Overview & HistoryKOMPSAT-2 SpecificationsPricing

KOMPSAT-2 was launched by the Korean Aerospace Research Institute (KARI) on July 28, 2006. It was modeled after its predecessor, KOMPSAT-1, with a significant improvement on its resolution. KOMPSAT-2 is equipped with 4-meter (m) 4-band multispectral (i.e. blue, green, red and near-infrared [NIR]) sensors and a 1-m panchromatic sensor. It can cover large geographic areas with its impressive swath width of 15 kilometers (km).

KOMPSAT-2 was followed by KOMPSAT-3’s launch in 2012 and continues to provide high-resolution 1-m imagery, far exceeding its original life expectancy and mission parameters.

Launch Details
  • Launch Date: July 28, 2006, 07:05 UTC
  • Vehicle: Rockot-KM
  • Site: Eurockot Launch Services, Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russia

KOMPSAT-2 Components
  • Dimensions: 1.85-m (wide) x 2.6-m (height); 800 kg
  • Control Systems: star trackers, gyro reference assemblies, three-axis magnetometers, magnetic torquers and reaction wheels
  • Onboard Storage Capacity: 96 gigabytes
  • Ground Communication Systems:
    • Imagery downlink – 320 Mbits per second
  • Optical Sensor Assembly: 9000-mm focal length, 60-cm aperture

Orbit Characteristics
  • Altitude: 685 km
  • Period: 98.46 minutes
  • Inclination: 98.13°
  • Direction: sun-synchronous orbit, north to south (across the lit side of Earth)
  • Equatorial Crossing Time: 10:50 local time (approximate; across lit side of Earth)
  • Revisit Frequency: (at 40° lat)
    • 1.4 days (< 45° off-nadir)
    • 4.4 days (< 20° off-nadir)

Imaging System
  • Spectral Bands:
    • Panchromatic
    • 4-band multispectral (blue, green, red and NIR)
  • Sensor Resolution:
    • At nadir – 1-m panchromatic & 4-m multispectral
    • 20° off-nadir – 1.16-m panchromatic & 4.64-m multispectral
    • 30° off-nadir – 1.46-m panchromatic & 5.84-m multispectral
    • 45° off-nadir – 3-m panchromatic & 12-m multispectral
  • Spectral Band Wavelength Range: (in nm)
    • Panchromatic – 500 to 900
    • Blue – 450 to 520
    • Green – 520 to 600
    • Red – 630 to 690
    • NIR – 760 to 900
  • Dynamic Range: 10-bits

Collection Capabilities
  • Footprint Width: 15 km (at nadir)
  • Daily Collection Capacity: 118,500 square kilometers (sq km)
  • Georeferenced Horizontal Accuracy: 50.9-m CE90 (global average; depends on terrain and nadir pointing)

Below is the least expensive, color KOMPSAT-2 data offered. Prices increase for new collections and data processing. Note that academic and volume discounts are available.

  • Data Source: archive (greater than 60 days old)
  • Minimum Order Size: 25 sq km (per area & date)
  • Product Type: georeferenced + natural color or 4-band
  • Price Per Sq Km: $4.00 (more detailed pricing can be found here)

For an exact quote, please contact our Sales Team at sales@apollomapping.com.

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