KOMPSAT-5 satellite Information The KOMPSAT-5 will supply the X-band SAR(Synthetic Aperture Radar) Images to world market in 2014 Mission KOMPSAT-5 operations. The main mission objectives of KOMPSAT-5 system are to provide the following applications (GOLDEN mission: Geographic Information System Ocean Management Land Management Disaster Monitoring Environment Monitoring Launch The KOMPSAT-5 spacecraft was launched on August 22, 2013(UTC). Orbit Dawn-dusk frozen orbit, altitude 550 km, inclination 97.06º , period 95.78 minutes. LTAN (Local Time on Ascending Node) is 06:00 AM. System Architecture of KOMPSAT-5 The KOMPSAT-5 system consists of space segment, ground segment, launch segment, and various external interface Imaging modes The KOMPSAT-5 can be acquired in three observation mode. Observation modes with one polarization selectable among HH, VV, HV, or VH High Resolution mode high-resolution mode collected over a small area by steering the radar beam slightly fore-to-aft during the collection period. Standard mode a medium-resolution mode collected over long, continuous swaths in which the beam is pointed broadside to the satellite track. Wide Swath mode a low-resolution mode that creates extra-wide swaths by collecting short segments at different ranges and then mosaicking them together.