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STSAT-2C carries six payloads: The Laser Retro-reflector Array (LRA) allows the spacecraft to be tracked with centimeter accuracy by satellite laser ranging (SLR) stations which make up the International Laser Ranging Service (ILRS). A Langmuir probe will be used to determine the electron temperature, electron density, and electric potential of plasma. The Space Radiation Effects Monitor (SREM) will be used for measurements and monitoring of the near-earth space environment. In addition, the Reaction Wheel Assembly (RWA), IR Sensor (IRS), and Femto second Laser Oscillator (FSO) are carried for the verification of new space technologies.

Alternate Names

  • 39068

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2013-01-31
Launch Vehicle: KSLV 1
Launch Site: Naro Space Center, South Korea

Funding Agency

  • Korea Aerospace Research Institute (South Korea)


  • Technology Applications
  • Astronomy

Additional Information

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

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