Successful Launch for Kompsat-3A

Artist’s concept of the Kompsat 3A satellite. Credit: KARI

Artist’s concept of the Kompsat 3A satellite. Credit: KARI

Congratulations to the Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI) on the successful launch of KOMPSAT-3 on March 26th, 2015.

Kompsat-3A, the sister spacecraft to the previously launched Kompsat-3 (Arirang-3) satellite, is a four-year mission to collect optical and infrared imagery over the Korean peninsula for applications in environmental, agricultural, and oceanographic sciences and disaster management.

Learn more about Kompsat-3A in this recent Space Flight News article.