BackForward Satellite: GEO-KOMPSAT-2A 

Satellite details
Full name Geostationary Korea Multi-Purpose Satellite - 2A
Satellite Description
  • 2nd flight unit of the COMS programme.
  • Main mission: operational meteorology.
Mass at launch 2850 kg Dry mass
Data access link
Data access information
  • Near-real time availability of full resolution image data by direct broadcast in X-band
Orbit Geostationary orbit Altitude 35786 km
Longitude 128.2° E


Status Operational
Details on Status
(as available)
Launch 04 Dec 2018 EOL ≥2029
Last update: 2022-04-20
Associated satellite programme and related satellites

Note: red tag: no longer operational , green tag: operational , blue tag : future

Satellite Payload

All known Instruments flying on GEO-KOMPSAT-2A

Acronym Full name
AMI Advanced Meteorological Imager
KSEM/PD Korean Space Environment Monitor / Particle Detector
KSEM/MAG Korean Space Environment Monitor / Magnetometer
KSEM/CM Korean Space Environment Monitor / Charging Monitor
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Satellite Field of View

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Satellite frequencies for Earth Observation, data transfer and platform communications and control