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Kaistsat 4

NSSDCA/COSPAR ID: 2003-042G

Description

Kaistsat 4 (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology SATellite 4) is a S-Korean astrophysical satellite that was launched by a Kosmos 3M rocket from Plesetsk at 06:12 UT on 27 September 2003. The 120 kg satellite carries a spcial UV imaging spectrograph to monitor gas clouds in the Galaxy. It will complete a full sky mapping in about a year, by scanning a one-degree strip every day. Additionally, it may also aim the telescope downward to image auroral displays.

Alternate Names

  • Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology Satellite 4
  • 27945

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2003-09-27
Launch Vehicle: Kosmos-3M
Launch Site: Plesetsk, Russia

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (South Korea)

Discipline

  • Astronomy

Additional Information

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

 
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