KOMPSAT-2 was launched on July 28, 2006 with the main objective of providing high resolution imagery which can be used to for continued disaster surveillance. The satellite had a 3 year life span however was operating nominally in 2015. The on-board Multi-Spectral Camera (MSC) has provided global coverage and the data has been used to monitor the reconstruction efforts following the Asian Boxing day Tsunami. Overall, the satellite has imaged over 2,700,000 high resolution images during its period of operation.
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Parameter KOMPSAT-2
Orbit Altitude 685.1km
Spectral Bands Five spectral bands (500-900nm) with one panchromatic (1m), three visible (4m) and one near-infrared (4m) band
Swath Width 15km
Ground Sampling Distance (GSD) 1m – 4m
Launch/Life Expectancy 2006 – 2015
Revisit Time 14 days

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