Thales Alenia Space to provide the X-band Transmitter
For South Korea’s Earth observation mission KOMPSAT-7
Thales Alenia Space has signed a new contract with the Korea Aerospace Research Institute, KARI, to deliver the X-band communications system for the KOMPSAT-7 mission (Korea Multi-Purpose Satellite 7), with a target launch in 2021 and a lifetime of five years.
It is an Earth observation mission in Low Earth Orbit (LEO) developed by KARI to provide high resolution satellite images to satisfy South Korea’s national needs. It will embark a high resolution optical instrument, AEISS-HR (Advanced Earth Imaging Sensor System - High Resolution) featuring world-class 0.3 meter resolution. The X-band system will be in charge of transmitting the high resolution images to the ground station through a high speed data downlink.
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