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GEO-Kompsat 2B



The 7,449-pound (3,379-kilogram) GEO-Kompsat 2B spacecraft, built and owned by the Korea Aerospace Research Institute, or KARI, carries instruments to monitor the environment and oceans across the Asia-Pacific region.

The spacecraft hosts two sensors: An ocean color imager made by Airbus in Europe and a spectrometer from Ball Aerospace in Colorado. The satellite platform itself was manufactured in South Korea.

The GEO-Kompsat 2B satellite is designed to operate at least 10 years, collecting information on marine environments around the Korean Peninsula, fishery ecosystems, aerosol transport in the atmosphere, and air quality over Korea.

Alternate Names

  • 45246
  • GEOKompsat2B

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2020-02-18
Launch Vehicle: Ariane 5 ECA
Launch Site: Kourou, French Guiana
Mass: 3379 kg

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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