BackForward Satellite: GEO-KOMPSAT-2B 

Satellite details
Full name Geostationary Korea Multi-Purpose Satellite - 2B
WIGOS Station Identifier ---
Satellite Description
  • 3rd flight unit of the COMS programme.
  • Main mission: ocean surface monitoring.
  • Substantial contribution to atmospheric chemistry.
Mass at launch 3400 kg Dry mass
Data access link
Data access information
  • Near-real time availability of full resolution image data by direct broadcast in X-band
  • GEMS data can be accessed from this web site here
Orbit Geostationary orbit Altitude 35786 km
Longitude 128.2° E


Status Operational
Details on Status
(as available)
Launch 18 Feb 2020 EOL ≥2031
Last update: 2023-02-21
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-2B

Acronym Full name
GEMS Geostationary Environmental Monitoring Spectrometer
GOCI-II Geostationary Ocean Color Imager: Follow-on
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Satellite Field of View

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