CEOS EO HANDBOOK – MISSION SUMMARY - KOMPSAT-2 -
Full Name Korea Multi-Purpose Satellite -2
aka Arirang-2
Status Operational (extended)
Mission Agencies KARI, ASTRIUM, E-LOP Launch Date 27 Jul 2006
Mission Links mission site EOL Date Dec 2023
EO Portal Info NORAD Catalog # 29268 (TLE)
International Designator 2006-031A
Orbit Type Sun-synchronous Orbit Period 98.5 minutes
Orbit Sense Ascending Orbit Inclination 98.1 deg
Orbit Altitude 685 km Orbit Longitude
Orbit LST 10:50 Repeat Cycle 28 days
Objectives and Applications Cartography, land use and planning, disaster monitoring.
Mission Measurements
CategoryParameterInstrument(s)
LandLandscape topography MSC
Vegetation MSC
Multi-purpose imagery (land) MSC
Mission Instruments
MSC - Multi-Spectral Camera
Featured Datasets
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KOMPSAT-2 ESA Archive
Jan-2021



KOMPSAT-2, also referred to as Arirang-2, was developed by KARI to provide continuity from the KOMPSAT-1 mission. The main mission objectives of KOMPSAT-2 were to provide surveillance of large-scale disasters and support disaster response, acquire independent high-resolution images for Geographic Information Systems (GIS), assist the composition of printed maps and digitised maps for domestic and overseas territories, inform decisions around the balanced development of Korean territories, and to survey natural resources. The collection contains products from selected areas worldwide, mainly in Europe, acquired between 2007 and 2014. Access is provided through the ESA TPM scheme. Read more

TropForest 2010
Jan-2010



Covers tropical forest areas in South East Asia and South America. The data were acquired by the ALOS, GEOSAT-1 and KOMPSAT-2 satellites with the goal of creating a harmonised geo-database of ready-to-use satellite imagery to support 2010 global forest assessments performed by the Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission and the FAO. Access is provided through the ESA TPM scheme. Read more

OpenSearch Datasets Selected IDN OpenSearch Results (search all 15 )
CEOS Cal Val Test Site - Algeria 3 - Pseudo-Invariant Calibration Site (PICS)
CEOS Cal Val Test Site - Algeria 5 - Pseudo-Invariant Calibration Site (PICS)
CEOS Cal Val Test Site - Dome C, Antarctica - Instrumented Site
CEOS Cal Val Test Site - Dunhuang, China - Instrumented Site
CEOS Cal Val Test Site - Frenchman Flat, USA - Instrumented Site
CEOS Cal Val Test Site - Ivanpah Playa, USA - Instrumented Site
CEOS Cal Val Test Site - La Crau, France - Instrumented Site
CEOS Cal Val Test Site - Libya 1 - Pseudo-Invariant Calibration Site (PICS)
CEOS Cal Val Test Site - Mauritania 1 - Pseudo-Invariant Calibration Site (PICS)
CEOS Cal Val Test Site - Mauritania 2 - Pseudo-Invariant Calibration Site (PICS)

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