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Kompsat 5

Also called Arirang 5


Designation 39227 / 13042A
Launch date 22 Aug 2013
Country of origin South Korea
Mission Remote sensing
Perigee/Apogee 544/580 km, sun-synchronous
Inclination 97.6°
Period 95.8min
Launch vehicle Dnepr #18

Initially planned for launch in 2009.

Approx 1400 kg at launch

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Technical data


Prime contractor Alcatel Alenia Space
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Design lifetime 5 years

Carries a SAR provided by Alcatel Alenia Space (same as COSMO-Skymed) named COSI (COrea Sar Instrument). Operates in X-band. Upto 3m resolution.

Also on board, a navigation payload named AOPOD (Atmosphere Occultation and Precision Orbit Determination) equipped with GPS and a laser retro-reflector array.

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