BackForward Satellite: KOMPSAT-3A 

Satellite details
Acronym KOMPSAT-3A
Full name Korea Multi-Purpose Satellite - 3A
Satellite Description
  • 4th flight unit of the KOMPSAT programme.
  • Main mission: land observation.
  • Substantial contribution to disaster monitoring.
Mass at launch Dry mass 1000 kg
Power 1300 W
Data access link
Data access information
  • Real-time data available at appointed ground stations.
  • Off-line data distributed by KAI Image Inc. in Korea and SpotImage internationally.
Orbit Sunsynchronous orbit Altitude 528 km
ECT 13:30 asc


Space agency KARI
Status Operational
Details on Status
(as available)
Launch 26 Mar 2015 EOL ≥2023
Last update: 2022-10-24
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Satellite Payload

All known Instruments flying on KOMPSAT-3A

Acronym Full name
IIP Infrared Imaging Payload
AEISS Advanced Electronic Image Scanning System
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