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KOMPSAT-2 (Korea Multi-Purpose Satellite-2), also referred to as Arirang-2 by South Korea, has been developed by KARI (Korea Aerospace Research Institute) to continue the observation program of the KOMPSAT-1 mission.

The main mission objectives of the KOMPSAT-2 system are to provide a surveillance of large scale disasters and its countermeasure, acquisition of independent high resolution images for GIS (Geographic Information Systems), composition of printed maps and digitized maps for domestic and overseas territories, balanced development of Korean territories, survey of natural resources, and continuation of satellite earth observation after KOMPSAT-1.

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Operators KARI (Korea Aerospace Research Institute)
Date of Launch 28 July 2006
Status Operating nominally
Orbit Height 685 km
Orbit Type Sun-synchronous
Repeat Cycle 14 days (max)
Resolution 1 m panchromatic, 4 m multispectral
Swath Width approx. 15 km
Onboard Sensors provided under TPM MSC (Multi-Spectral Camera)