BackForward Satellite: KOMPSAT-5 

Satellite details
Acronym KOMPSAT-5
Full name Korea Multi-Purpose Satellite - 5
Satellite Description
  • 5th flight unit of the KOMPSAT programme.
  • Main mission: land observation.
  • Substantial contribution to atmospheric sounding.
  • Significant contribution to Space weather.
Mass at launch 1400 kg Dry mass
Power 1400 W
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Data access information
  • Near real-time radio occultation data available from UCAR
  • Off-line COSI image data available through the exclusive global distributor Satrec Initiative
Orbit Sunsynchronous orbit Altitude 550 km
ECT 06:00 asc


Space agency KARI
Status Operational
Details on Status
(as available)
Launch 22 Aug 2013 EOL ≥2022
Last update: 2021-12-29
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 KOMPSAT-5

Acronym Full name
AOPOD Atmosphere Occultation and Precision Orbit Determination
COSI Corea SAR Instrument
LRR Laser Retro-Reflector
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Telecommunication frequency or microwave sensing channel information Show expert details
Service Dir or Mode Frequency Emission designator Bandwidth Polarisation D/A Data rate or Baseband Comments
CORI active 9660 - 9660 MHz N/R  kHz - A   X-band SAR