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Kompsat 2



Kompsat 2, also known as Arirang 2 EO, is a South Korean (KARI) remote sensing craft that was launched by a Rokot rocket (a modified ICBM, SS-19) from Plesetsk at 07:05 UT on 28 July 2006. The 800 kg craft carries imaging systems to yield high-resolution, multispectral images of Earth's surface.

Alternate Names

  • 29268
  • Arirang 2 EO
  • Kompsat2

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2006-07-28
Launch Vehicle: Rokot
Launch Site: Plesetsk, Russia

Funding Agency

  • Korea Aerospace Research Institute (South Korea)


  • Earth Science

Additional Information

Questions and comments about this spacecraft can be directed to: Coordinated Request and User Support Office

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