KOMPSAT-5 is a Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) satellite which was launched on August 22, 2013. The aim of the mission is to provide a system which, with its 28 day revisit time, could be used for applications from continual land management to disaster monitoring.
As a technical overview, KOMPSAT-5 obtains SAR imagery in the X-band with three different imagery modes: Strip, SpotLight and ScanSAR (details in table 1).
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Overview of imagery satellite KOMPSAT-5
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Parameter KOMPSAT-5
Orbit Altitude 550km
SAR Band X-band at 9.66 GHz
SAR Imagery Modes SpotLight (GSD: 1m; 5km Swath Width), Strip (GSD: 3m; 30km Swath Width) & ScanSAR (GSD: 20m; 100km Swath Width).
Polarisation HH, HV, VH and VV
Swath Width Variable
Ground Sampling Distance (GSD) 1-20m
Launch/Life Expectancy 2013-2018
Revisit Time 28 days
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