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Satellite details
Acronym COMS
Full name Communication, Oceanography and Meteorology Satellite
WIGOS Station Identifier ---
Satellite Description
  • 1st flight unit of the COMS programme.
  • Missions: operational meteorology and coastal zone oceanography.
Mass at launch 2460 kg Dry mass 1250 kg
Power 2500 W
Data access link
Data access information
  • HRIT Direct Broadcast: Near-real time availability of full resolution MI and GOCI images
  • LRIT Direct Broadcast: Availability of selected image segments of MI and GOCI.
  • Internet Services: Data available on registration with KMA.
Orbit Geostationary orbit Altitude 35786 km
Longitude 128.2° E


Status Inactive
Details on Status
(as available)

Mission ended on 31 March 2020.

Launch 26 Jun 2010 EOL 01 Apr 2021
Last update: 2024-04-15
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Note: red tag: no longer operational , green tag: operational , blue tag : future

Satellite Payload

All known Instruments flying on COMS

Acronym Full name
GOCI Geostationary Ocean Color Imager
MI Meteorological Imager
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Satellite Field of View

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Satellite frequencies for Earth Observation, data transfer and platform communications and control
Frequencies for satellite management
Service Direction Frequency (MHz) Emission designator Bandwidth (kHz) Polarisation D/A Data rate (kbps) or Baseband (kHz) Comments
TC & Ranging E-S 2091.76 MHz 1M00GXX 1000 kHz RHCP D 1  kbps Telecommand & Ranging
TM S-E 2271.6 MHz 1M00G1D 1000 kHz linear D 2.048  kbps Telemetry
Frequencies for scientific data acquisition and communication services at ground stations
Service Direction Frequency (MHz) Bandwidth (kHz) Polarisation D/A Data rate (kbps) or Baseband (kHz) Comments
CDAS S-E 1687 MHz 6000 kHz linear D 6000  kbps Raw data
HRIT E-S 2040.9 MHz 5200 kHz RHCP D 3000  kbps High resolution data
HRIT S-E 1695.4 MHz 5200 kHz linear D 3000  kbps High resolution data
LRIT E-S 2037.64 MHz 1000 kHz RHCP D 512  kbps Selected data
LRIT S-E 1692.14 MHz 1000 kHz linear D 512  kbps Selected data